Amiens tourism and travel guide

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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

Amiens is situated in the Somme department and Hauts-de-France region.

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.

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".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins de Maizicourt at 35 km and Saint-Riquier at 36 km.

Amiens, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral

Cathedral less than one km (direction south-south-east)

The 13th century cathedral in Amiens is a fabulous example of gothic...

See Amiens Cathedral guide
Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Garden at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

Beautiful garden to visit in the Somme department in northern France...

See Les Jardins de Maizicourt guide
Saint-Riquier

Saint-Riquier

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

The small Picardy village of Saint-Riquier includes an attractive benedictine abbey church,...

See Saint-Riquier guide
Abbeville

Abbeville

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

Abbeville makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the Baie de...

See Abbeville guide
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Les Jardins de Sericourt

Les Jardins de Sericourt

Garden at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Beautiful garden to visit in the village of Sericourt....

See Les Jardins de Sericourt guide
Peronne

Peronne

at 46 km (direction east)

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum...

See Peronne guide
The Jardin des Lianes

The Jardin des Lianes

Garden at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Jardin des Lianes is one of our favourite gardens in this...

See The Jardin des Lianes guide
Gerberoy

Gerberoy

Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

The 18th century cottages and pretty gardens, and a radical transformation during...

See Gerberoy guide
Arras

Arras

at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the...

See Arras guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

at 58 km (direction west-north-west)

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is one of the nicest towns in the region, especially the...

See Saint-Valery-sur-Somme guide
Le Crotoy

Le Crotoy

Seaside resort at 60 km (direction west-north-west)

The long sandy beach is the main attraction in Le Crotoy, and...

See Le Crotoy guide
The Bay of the Somme

The Bay of the Somme

Scenery at 60 km (direction west-north-west)

The Somme Bay is a large bay with a wide natural habitat...

See The Bay of the Somme guide
Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

Abbey at 61 km (direction east-south-east), in the Oise department

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in ruins and surrounded...

See Ourscamp abbey guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Amiens, France

What to do at Amiens? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Amiens is in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Somme department (general information: Amiens is 116 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

 
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