AMIENS, THE MAGIC OF COLOURS...
Amiens, a bieutiful French city, is ranked amongst the most important cities in France to travel
and visit. Whether you’re a history buff, garden lover, seeker of cultural
events or a simple dreamer, this important
French city has become the new essential weekend destination, situated
just under two hours from Paris.
Amiens, also a World Heritage travel destination in France, boasts of a
host of treasures awaiting your discovery, including the cathedral and Belfry,
both listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the hortillonnages gardens, Jules
Verne’s house and the Saint-Leu district on the very edge of the water, all set
in surroundings ideal to explore on foot or by bike.
Treat yourself to a weekend of surprises as you acquaint yourself
with the many aspects of Picardy’s capital!
If you’d like to make the most of the season’s mild weather and
spend a weekend discovering Amiens, one of the most beautiful European cities, consult our great plans and take full
advantage of a program of activities that you do not want to miss!
NOT TO BE MISSED IN AMIENS
Cathedral, one of the most popular “in
France travel” destinations, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage
hortillonnages, floating gardens to be discovered by boat;
- Jules Verne’s
house in the heart of Amiens 19th century district;
- The Saint-Leu
district with its canals and floating market;
- The La Hotoie
- The nearby Somme
specialities, including macaroons, chocolate tiles, ficelle picarde (savoury
pancakes) and gâteau battu (a rich brioche cake).
VISITING THE CITY
With your City Pass at hand, take advantage of 32 very attractive
offers to help you get to know Amiens, its region and neighboring cities in France. You can go at your own
pace and follow what interests you most, during any chosen time of the year !
FESTIVALS / EVENTS
- Amiens Cathedral
in a colorful display – from June through to September and in December,
located in the cathedral square (open air).
- As night falls
and the show begins lighting up on the portals of Notre-Dame d’Amiens, it
brings back to life the figures sculpted in stone during the 13th century. A
dazzling revelation of colors from the Middle Ages. It’s a sort of pure
wonder and joy that you get to share with the locals!
- White Night in
Amiens – October, to be experienced in the city center and its surrounding
- Amiens, a World Heritage
in France Travel destination, provides you with an out-of-the
ordinary night of festivities. Young and old alike can wander around this famous old French city at will, through
streets transformed for the night by the cunning hands of artists.
Encounters, discoveries and contemporary creation are all included in an
- The Amiens flea
markets – spring and autumn secondhand fairs occurring in April and
October. These markets bring with them the opportunity to meet people from
all over the country and to embrace and share in each other’s differences
in a warm-hearted and sociable atmosphere.
flea markets bring together close to 2000 amateur and professional
exhibitors, with visitors throughout Europe descending on Amiens in
search to hunt down those highly sought-after items. This is certainly an
experience not to be missed!
GETTING TO AMIENS
SNCF railway station: 1 hour from Paris and 1½ hours from Lille,
located in the city center.
TGV railway station: 3½ hours from London and 2½ hours from
Brussels, 40 minutes from the city center by shuttle bus.
Airports: Roissy-CDG: 1 hour by TGV, Paris-Beauvais 45 minutes by
Motorways: A16, A29 and A1.
CONTACT AND USEFUL LINKS
Amiens Métropole Tourist
place Notre Dame
33 (0)3 22 71 60 50
Fax: 33 (0)3 22 71 60 51