Map of places to visit in Picardy
You can find details of some of the places we suggest you visit near Picardy below the map...
Abbeville makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the Baie de Somme region, in particular to see the Collegiale Church of Saint-Vulfran
As well as the remarkabe gothic style cathedral which attracts most visitors, Amiens also has several other sites of interest and museums
In Beauvais you can see the important (if often rebuilt and renovated) cathedral with its famous astronomical clock and several medieval houses
The town of Chantilly in the Oise department of Picardy is best known for the Chateau de Chantilly, horses and whipped cream!
In Compiegne you can visit the palace, several museums, and other interesting historic monuments and memorials
The Mer de Sable theme park is the main reason visitors come to Ermenonville, but find time to also see the Chateau d'Ermenonvile and visit the Park Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Both the beach itself and the resort of Fort-Mahon-Plage are among the most popular coastal destinations in Picardy
The 18th century cottages and pretty gardens, and a radical transformation during the last 50 years, have ensured that Gerberoy is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'
The curious facade of a 14th century castle dominates your visit to La Ferté-Milon
The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and the Museum of Laon is another unexpected highlight
The long sandy beach is the main attraction in Le Crotoy, and the town is also very pleasant to explore
The medieval centre of Noyon is dominated by its cathedral in the 'transition' style (between roman and gothic periods) and related monuments
The small and rather remote village of Parfondeval is lso very picturesque and centred around its fortified church
The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum commemorating life in the Somme during the First World War
In Pierrefonds village visit one of the most lovely castles in northern France and a picturesque village
In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is a remarkable example of secular gothic style architecture
The small Picardy village of Saint-Riquier includes an attractive benedictine abbey church, a belfry and other historic monuments
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is one of the nicest towns in the region, especially the area around the harbour with the old fishermen cottages
The ruined castle, the cathedral and the narrow cobbled streets make Senlis a very pleasant town to visit
In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral before taking a pleasant riverside walk