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 the Louis XIII style, with its pink brick decor. Its last owner, Gérard de Berny (1880-1957), undertook the decoration of the residence, which he then bequeathed to the town. Closed ..
06 rue Porion F - 80000 Amiens
Located in the centre of Amiens, La Résidence Le Prieuré offers free Wi-Fi access throughout and non-smoking rooms. The famous Amiens Cathedral is only 50 metres away. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a wardrobe and a desk..
17-19 Place au Feurre F - 80000 AMIENS
Prix Prices from : 79 €
Breakfast and unlimited WIFI are included in all rates at the ibis Styles Amiens Cathedrale. The hotel is located right in the center of Amiens, just 328 yards (300 m) from the Gothic cathedral and 15 minutes' walk from the train station. This charmi..
21 23 rue Flatters F - 80000 AMIENS
Prix Prices from : 109 €
"Located in the city centre, opposite Amiens Cathedral and just 10 minutes from the station, this Mercure hotel offers a range of soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms. Some rooms have breathtaking views over the world's biggest mediaeval Gothi..
21 r. Flatters F - 80000 Amiens
10 r. A. -Fatton F - 80000 Amiens
This stylish contemporary setting has mouthwatering traditional dishes and daily specials marked up on a board.
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.
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.
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.
14 r. des Orfèvres F - 80000 Amiens
After a trip to the magnificent cathedral, pull up a seat in the modern dining room (red and grey colour scheme) and enjoy reasonably priced, up-to-date cuisine.