A stroll in Saint-Leu quarter
Start with a stroll around the Saint-Leu quarter, the oldest part of the city, to get a feel for the true character of this serene destination. Small, colourful houses surround the foot of a real showcase of Gothic architecture in France: the Notre-Dame cathedral, whose towers soar into the sky.
Small restaurants and bars with terraces line Quai Bélu and serve the famous ficelle picarde, savoury crepe packed full of cheese, ham and mushrooms. If you’re an early riser, the Saturday morning market is well worth a visit and sells products grown in Les Hortillonnages, the floating gardens a stone’s throw from the city centre. The market is a real treat for the eyes – and it’s also full of delicious aromas that will make your mouth water.