Things to see and do - Amiens
Unmissable tourist sites
Amiens Travel guide
Amiens : Michelin's recommendations
Amiens, the capital of Picardy, is home to the largest Gothic cathedral in France, which is twice the size of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The city is also famous for its charming marsh gardens (hortillonages) criss-crossed by a network of canals, its beautiful old houses and its gastronomic specialities. Recent renovation work in the city centre has much improved the characterless post-war buildings, of which the striking Tour Perret remains the symbol.
Tourist attractions Amiens : Things to see and do
pl. Notre-Dame F - 80000 Amiens
Begun by Robert de Luzarches in 1220, the cathedral was built very quickly which explains the amazingly balanced architecture of this, the largest Gothic building in France, today classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It has a superb façade, th..
48 r. de la République F - 80000 Amiens
This museum, built from 1855-67, was designed to house a collection of the region's antiques and archaeological finds. It provides information on the Celtic settlement of Samarobriva, as well as displaying medieval artefacts, paintings from the Europ..
36 r. Victor-Hugo F - 80000 Amiens
Built in 1633, the former Hôtel des Trésoriers is a fine example of Louis XIII style, with its pink-brick decor and stone quoins. Its last owner, Gérard de Berny (1880-1957), undertook the decoration of the residence, which he then bequeathed to the ..
4, rue du Marechal de Lattre F - 80000 AMIENS
"The ibis Amiens Centre Cathédrale hotel is perfectly located for visiting Amiens. The hotel is located 984 yds (900 m) from the train station, near the Maison de la Culture d'Amiens, the Coliséum sports center, the cathedral and the Hortillonna..
1 rue de la 2e DB F - 80000 Amiens
Set in the heart of the Amiens city centre, this hotel offers rooms with flat-screen TVs. Guests have free Wi-Fi internet access and the Amiens Cathedral is just 800 metres away. The hotel is opposite to the cultural establishment La Maison de la Cul..
17 Rue Porion F - 80000 Amiens
Located in Amiens city centre, Hotel Le Prieure is at the foot of the Amiens Cathedral. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access and individually-decorated rooms with antique furnishings. Guest rooms at the Prieure Hotel have a private bathroom with a b..
17 r. Jean-Jaurès F - 80000 Amiens
Come and unwind in this little house giving onto a park, and enjoy the seasonal dishes. These are concocted with great flair by a chef who knows how to get the best out of his excellent ingredients.
10 r. Alexandre-Fatton F - 80000 Amiens
This stylish contemporary setting has mouthwatering traditional dishes and daily specials marked up on a board.
593 rte de Rouen F - 80000 Amiens
A tank full of shellfish stands at the centre of this restaurant, which celebrates the flavours of the sea in sophisticated style. Elegant conservatory; ideal for lunch dates.
21 r. Flatters F - 80000 Amiens
472 chaussée Jules-Ferry F - 80000 Amiens
A green landscape, a terrace overlooking the lakes... at this restaurant on the outskirts of town you are already in the countryside! The menu is changed regularly and food lovers won't be disappointed.
14 r. des Orfèvres F - 80000 Amiens
The chef-proprietor, originally from St Brieuc, knows his business - and you get a real sense of this from his inventive, up-to-the-minute cuisine. It is visually pleasing and does not shy away from bold marriages of flavours. The result is a pleasan..