Amiens _ La Place du Don © CRTC Hauts-de-France - Nicolas BryantAmiens _ La Place du Don © CRTC Hauts-de-France - Nicolas Bryant
©Amiens, La Place du Don |CRTC Hauts-de-France - Nicolas Bryant

Visit Amiens

A trip to the ‘Venice of the North’

To visit Amiens is to let yourself glide poetically through the floating gardens of Les Hortillonnages. It’s to allow your spirits to be lifted by the soaring heights of the city’s famous Gothic cathedral and to discover relaxing and enjoyable museums. You’re guaranteed to get away from it all here in Amiens, a town that truly celebrates life.

4 good reasons to visit

Reason n°1

It’s close – only a 90-minute drive from Calais

Reason n°2

The city is famous for its impressive Gothic cathedral

Reason n°3

Les Hortillonnages, the floating gardens in the centre of town, are renowned

Reason n°4

There are plenty of surprises – especially during the magic of summer when the Chroma light show illuminates the cathedral with sparkling colours and the International Garden Festival showcases Les Hortillonnages.

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The house of Jules Verne

“Upon the wish of my wife, I settled in Amiens, a wise, civilised and even-tempered place where the society is cordial and literate. We are close to Paris, close enough to reflect on it without the noisy hustle and bustle.”

Jules Verne Illustration©crt Hauts De France Jean Luc VerbruggheJules Verne Illustration©crt Hauts De France Jean Luc Verbrugghe
Jules Verne

A taste of Amiens - 7 highlights