Tourism Amiens : a green and blue city


Amiens is situated 130 km north of Paris on the left bank of the Somme, which is divided into several branches. Amiens is the capital of Picardy and of the département of Somme. Located at the intersection of roads linking Paris with the rest of France, the U.K, Belgium and Germany. Amiens is a vibrant city and popular tourist center, renovated after suffering heavy bombing during the Second World War, which fortunately spared its amazing cathedral. Amiens has long been well known for its linen, wool, cotton and jute industries.

The city has many other treasures: belfry, museums, Jules Verne's house, a picturesque quarter St Leu, crossed by canals of the Somme as well as 300 hectares of gardens stretch across the heart of the city. They are divided up by 55 km of small canals. This area can only be visited by punt or on foot from the towpath. The Hortillonages are former marshes, created from the several branches of the Somme River.

As you drift along the canals you will find the calm and peacefulness of the site amazing, even though it is right in the middle of the city. The light creates spectacular colourful scenes. Today, the market still takes place, every Saturday morning, on the Quai Parmentier. A few families still remain who make a living from their produce, as the richness of the soil allows for three harvests a year. The plots are increasingly used mainly as leisure gardens.

Sights in Amiens



Tour to explore Picardie

  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : Amiens
  • Durée : 5 jours

For 5 days, you will explore the Picardie region. You will discover the treasures hidden in the region.

Day 1 : Amiens Day 2 : Beauvais Day 3 : Astérix Day 4 : Pierrefonds

Amiens reveals its secrets

  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : Amiens
  • Durée : 7 jours

If you want to take a break from your daily routine, discover local history or architecture or enjoy the special"art de vivre" of a french town, amiens is the perfect destination

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Picquigny

  • Thème : Sites and museums
  • Départ : Picquigny
  • Durée : 4 jours

Picquigny is a french town, located in the department of the Somme and the Picardie area.

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Corbie

  • Thème : Sites and museums
  • Départ : Corbie
  • Durée : 4 jours

Corbie is a small town (chief town of canton) located at 15 km, in the East and upstream of Amiens, in the valley of the Somme, crossed by the Channel of the Sum and served by a station. It is also crossed by an arm of Anchors, the Bakery, which joins the Somme channeled just downstream from the ...

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