Amiens

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Canal boat rides, World War I battlefields and a Gothic cathedral. This town in northern France fascinates with its history and picturesque beauty.

Ancient architecture, war history and a colorful cityscape of canals and floating gardens make Amiens one of northern France’s most popular vacation destinations. The city is the capital of the Somme department, the scene of massive land battles during World War I. Travel a couple of miles outside the city to visit battlefield sites, museums and war graves.

Visit the Cathedrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens, a famous city landmark. The 13th-century church is the largest Gothic cathedral in France. Admire the architecture and the many statues that adorn the exterior, then explore the vast interior.

A couple of minutes’ walk from the cathedral is Saint-Leu, one of the oldest districts in Amiens. Stroll the narrow streets lined with bookstores and art galleries. While you are in the neighborhood, catch an independent film at the art-house theater Ciné Saint-Leu.

Learn about a famous former Amiens resident when you tour the Maison de Jules Verne. The French novelist and playwright lived in this four-story house from 1882 to 1900. View exhibits that are inspired by some of his fantastical stories.

Other cultural highlights include the Musée de Picardie, a fine art museum established in 1867. The collections span thousands of years and include Egyptian pottery, 12th-century sculptures and paintings by masters such as El Greco.

Along with its architecture and museums, Amiens has some outstanding places of natural beauty. Relax in Parc Saint-Pierre, a landscaped park with ponds and an ornamental lake. Go on a boat trip through Les Hortillonnages d’Amiens, an extensive plot of floating gardens crisscrossed by more than 40 miles (65 kilometers) of canals. Alternatively, you can visit the gardens by taking the footpaths.

The architecture, history, canals and gardens of Amiens are less than a 2-hour drive from Paris. Come on a daytrip or spend your entire vacation here.

ibis budget Amiens Centre Gare
ibis budget Amiens Centre Gare
2 out of 5
15 Rue Dejean, Amiens
The price is £48 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Located in the heart of Amiens, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Hortillonnages Floating Gardens and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Amiens Cathedral. Musee ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (229 reviews)
"Very friendly staff. Extremely clean and hygienic property. Breakfast was simple, but was a good value. Close to the railway station. Minor downsides: No desk in the room (Thete was a small movable table). Though not related to the quality of the hotel itself, there is currently a lot of construction ..."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

ibis budget Amiens Centre Gare
Odalys City Amiens Blamont
Odalys City Amiens Blamont
25, Rue du Blamont, Amiens, Somme
The price is £61 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Located in Sainte-Anne - Faubourg Noyon, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Jules Verne House and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Amiens Cathedral. Musee de l'Hotel ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (150 reviews)
"Central, nice building and staff"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Odalys City Amiens Blamont
Holiday Inn Express Amiens, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Amiens, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
10 Boulevard D'alsace Lorraine, Amiens, Somme
The price is £78 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Located in the heart of Amiens, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Musee de l'Hotel de Berny and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Amiens Cathedral. Jules Verne House and ...
4/5 Very Good! (481 reviews)
"We really liked this property. Two issues: it was not clear that parking was not included and that it would be necessary to park in a nearby garage nor the overnight cost in the garage. It is important in evaluating logistics and cost. Second, the breakfast was excellent however the other guests, ..."

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2021

Holiday Inn Express Amiens, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appart'City Amiens Gare Cathédrale
Appart'City Amiens Gare Cathédrale
3 out of 5
80 Boulevard d'Alsace-Lorraine, Amiens, Somme
The price is £60 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Located in the heart of Amiens, this residence is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Hortillonnages Floating Gardens and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Amiens Cathedral. Musee de l'Hotel ...
3.8/5 Good! (835 reviews)
Double beds are faked advertised
"The apparthotel is fake advertising double beds. They do not have double beds available in the entire building. What they have are 2 single beds one next to each other with drapes for a double bed over the 2 mattresses. Apparently there is a zipper that has to bring them together, however the distance ..."

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Appart'City Amiens Gare Cathédrale
Odalys City Amiens Blamont
Odalys City Amiens Blamont
25, Rue du Blamont, Amiens, Somme
The price is £61 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Located in Sainte-Anne - Faubourg Noyon, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Jules Verne House and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Amiens Cathedral. Musee de l'Hotel ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (150 reviews)
"Central, nice building and staff"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Odalys City Amiens Blamont
THE 360 ° TOUR PERRET 19TH LUXURY PANORAMIC FLOOR 4 *
THE 360 ° TOUR PERRET 19TH LUXURY PANORAMIC FLOOR 4 *
Located in the centre of Amiens, this family-friendly apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Jules Verne House, Musee de l'Hotel de Berny and Amiens ...
5/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
This place is Special
"A unique place to stay! The whole of the 19th floor of a 1950 Brutalist tower in the centre of Amiens. Superbly renovated. As an architect I could recognise the level of attention lavished upon this apartment. Maria, the very proud owner was especially welcoming. The complimentary groceries and bakeries ..."

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

THE 360 ° TOUR PERRET 19TH LUXURY PANORAMIC FLOOR 4 *
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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