Prepare your family stay
Amiens is full of ideas for visits and discoveries to do with young children! With its rich cultural offer, adapted structures, workshops and visits for children and many green spaces, Amiens is a city to discover with the whole family!Amiens is full of ideas for visits and discoveries to do with young children! With its rich cultural offer, adapted structures, workshops and visits for children and many green spaces, Amiens is a city to discover with the whole family!
An island of biodiversity in the heart of the Amiens urban district.
An exceptional break in an area of 7 hectares just a few steps from the city centre, where you will observe plants and animals from the water. A true island of biodiversity that associates peace, nature and an exotic break that enables visitors to travel the world and catch sight one of the 700 animals that inhabit the site.
Esplanade de la Hotoie - 03 22 69 61 12
Stimulate your children’s curiosity by sharing moments of complicity with the whole family. Discover Amiens in a unique way, take part in adventures full of enigmas and puzzles that will lead you to a real treasure. Stimulate your children’s curiosity by sharing moments of complicity with the whole family. Discover Amiens in a unique way, take part in adventures full of enigmas and puzzles that will lead you to a real treasure.
06 26 98 30 38
The Saint-Acheul Archaeological Gardens
The cradle of the city and located in the heart of the Saint-Acheul district, this site provides the whole family with the opportunity to play at being archaeologists. This 19th century brick quarry enabled the discovery of carved flint tools from the eponymously named Acheuleen period and shed light on how the Somme valley was created.
10, Rue Raymond Gourdain - 03 22 97 10 61
Visit the Cathedral
The Cathedral Towers and Treasure
Come and visit the Towers with their breathtaking view - and it’s free for people under 26!
Also discover the treasure of Notre-Dame Cathedral. It displays rare objects, including the Head of Saint John the Baptist in its 19th century reliquary. You will also see the Crown of Paraclet that contains relics of the Passion of Christ. Information at the National Monuments shop
30, Place Notre-Dame - 03 22 92 03 32
Audio-guided tour of the Cathedral
The Amiens Metropole Tourist Office offers you audio-guided tours of the Cathedral for the entire family year round!
Adult version: French, English, Dutch, German, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Russian. Children’s version: French and English.
Duration: From 45 min (short version) to 1 hr 15 min (detailed version)
Audio-guided tours are available from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm (until 4.30 pm from April to September) and Sunday from 2 to 3.30 pm (subject to religious ceremonies).
Audio-guide rental: Adults: €5 - Children (6 to 12 years old): €3
Rental of 2 to 14 audio-guides: €4 per device
Rental of 15 or more audio-guides: €3 per device (reservation necessary from 15 persons). Meet at the reception of the Amiens Metropole Tourist Office, 23 Place Notre-Dame.
Tour of the town by mini train...
The Jules Verne Express
Board the Jules Verne Express and discover the must-see sights of Amiens!
Starting from the Cathedral square, the tour train takes you to the Zoo, the Picardy Museum, Jules Verne’s home and the Hortillonnages, as well as to less well-known places. This tour is enhanced by a commentary and anecdotes to learn everything about the destination.
Low season (45 min): Adults €7.50 - children under 1.20 m: €5
Peak season (1 hr 15 min) Adults €9.50 - children under 1.20 m: €5
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... or horse-drawn carriages
The Ponthieu horse-drawn carriages
Pick-up and drop-off point: Place Notre-Dame
Tour: discovering the Saint-Leu and Notre-Dame districts
Duration of the tour: 25 minutes
First departure: 2pm
Last departure: 5.30pm
7 € : Adults
5 € : children from 3 to 14 years old
Free : children under 3 years old (on the parents' lap)
Payments accepted: bank cards, ANCV cheques, cash + payment by phone (e.g. apple Pay..)
* The carriage will not be running on 5/10/11/12/15/17/18/19/22 December 2021
Are you looking for a pleasant place for a family picnic?
Parc de la Hotoie
Jardin des Plantes
Square Jules Boquet
Jardin de l'Évêché
Pitter, patter... it’s raining!
What shall we do today?
It’s the ideal weather to discover plenty of wonderful things and have fun in places that have been specially designed for families. All you need to do is put on your rain gear!
The House of Jules Verne
Jules Verne’s house is a wonder for children and adults alike! Each room is an invitation to discover the life of the humble author, but also the fantastic world of his Extraordinary Voyages! Walk in the footsteps of Robur the Conqueror and travel across the globe on the giant world map! Look up - the observatory tower will amaze the children.
Duration of the visit: 1 hr/1 hr 30 min. From 15 April to 14 October: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am-12.30/2-6:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am-6.30 pm, Tuesday: 2-6.30 pm. From 15 October to 14 April: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am-12.30/2-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 2-6 pm. Closed on Tuesday
2, Rue Charles Dubois - 03 22 45 45 75
The Picardy museum
The Picardy museum will not fail to interest children, who may even turn into young artists when they leave the museum. More than just a museum, it is a real centre for fine arts that is home to superb collections dating from prehistoric times to the modern day. The part they are sure to prefer is located in the basement and dedicated to antiquities: papyrus, coffers, jewellery, pottery and especially the sarcophagus of Neskafaa, our mummy.
From 1 September to 30 April:
- from Tuesday to Friday : 9.30 am to 6 pm.
- Weekends and holidays : 11 am-6 pm
- Closed on Monday
From 1 May to 31 August :
- from Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 am to 7 pm
- Weekends and holidays : 11 am-7 pm
- Closed on Monday
2 Rue Puvis de Chavannes - 03 22 97 14 00
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A gourmet break?
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