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Your Essential Travel Guide To Amiens

Discover Things To Do In Amiens

Discover Things To Do In Amiens

Amiens, the capital of Picardy's Somme region, is a beautiful and historic destination that makes for an unforgettable weekend getaway. With its impressive array of monuments, it serves as a gateway to some incredible World War I memorials, while also celebrating local history with events like the Montgolfiade honouring famous resident Jules Verne’s first balloon flight in 1873. The city comes alive during Christmas season too when one of Northern France’s biggest festive markets takes over Amiens' centre.

Amiens also boasts gastronomic delicacies to enjoy including macarons d’Amiens, almond paste biscuits called tuiles amienoises and a pastry tart with leeks and cream called flamiche aux poireaux.

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What to see in Amiens

What to see in Amiens?

The city's most famous landmark is the Notre-Dame Cathedral which is the largest in the world by interior volume. It's in Gothic style and oldest parts date back to the 13th century.

The magnificent Cirque Jules Verne is a building built in a 16-sided polygonal shape, housing many circus and theatrical events throughout the year. Verne's links with the city can also be seen at the house that he lived in and wrote "Around the World in 80 Days" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

In the village of Albert, around 30 km from Amiens, you’ll find the Musée Somme 1916. Amiens was at the heart of the Battle of the Somme in WWI and now there are many tours of the battlefields, with day trips for those staying in Paris also available.

Les Hortillonnages are spectacular gardens which can only be visited by boat. Take a guided tour aboard one of them and explore unusual plants and wildlife.

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