Amiens tourism and travel guide

Photo of Amiens in Somme

Visit Amiens: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: As well as the remarkabe gothic style cathedral which attracts most visitors, Amiens also has several other sites of interest and museums

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Amiens. For detailed visitor information see the Amiens travel guide.

Amiens is situated in the Somme department and Picardy region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Somme department (general information: Amiens is 116 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Amiens

The 13th century cathedral in Amiens is a fabulous example of gothic style architecture and the tallest cathedral in France: Amiens Cathedral

Tourist classifications for Amiens include "heritage site" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins de Maizicourt at 35 km and Saint-Riquier at 36 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Amiens, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Amiens in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Somme

Map of places to visit near Amiens

Markets in and near Amiens

Market days in Amiens: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & all day;

  • Amiens: market Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & all day (0km)
  • Corbie: market Friday (15km)
  • Moreuil: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Sunday (20km)
  • Poix-de-Picardie: market Sunday (26km)
  • Albert: market Saturday (28km)
  • Doullens: market Thursday (28km)
  • Rosieres-en-Santerre: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Montdidier: market Thursday (34km)
  • Abbeville: market Thursday & Saturday (40km)

More information about Amiens, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Amiens, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Amiens.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le clos Alexandre (0km)
  • Jardin du château de Maizicourt (35km)
  • Parc du château de Digeon (36km)
  • Parc et roseraie du château de Rambures (43km)
  • Parc du château de Sericourt (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle de l'Étang Saint-Ladre (7km)
  • Montagne de Montenoy (23km)
  • Hortillonnages d'Amiens (42km)
  • Forêt de Crécy (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Boubers-sur-Canche (43km)
  • Forest-l'Abbaye (48km)
  • Mureaumont (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Amiens

Canton: Amiens

Arrondissement: Amiens

Department: Somme

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 80000

Distance to Amiens

from Amiens (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 116 km

from Calais: 121 km

from Nice: 786 km

from Bordeaux: 603 km

from Strasbourg: 422 km

Getting here

Amiens is in the north of France. Most visitors take a a cross-channel ferry to a nearby port such as Dieppe or Boulogne or the channel tunnel to Calais. For driving distances to Amiens from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allonville, Argoeuves, Cagny, Camon, Cardonnette, Dreuil-les-Amiens, Dury, Longueau, Pont-de-Metz, Poulainville, Rivery, Saleux and Salouel.

This page in French: Visiter Amiens