Only an hour's drive from the Baie de Somme, 90 minutes from Paris or Lille, 2 hours from Brussels or 4 hours from London, Amiens will surprise you by its boldness and colours.
Amiens the medieval
Notre-Dame d’Amiens, the cathedral, listed among UNESCO's World Heritage, has stood out ever since its restoration as the reference in the discovery of polychromic gothic portals. A revelation which gave birth to « Amiens, the cathedral in colours », a light show which undertakes to reproduce the original colours of the Middle Ages through the magic of lighting. An exceptional sight, an emotion to be shared !
Amiens the natural
A stone's throw from the town center, Amiens hosts a unique natural site : "les hortillonnages", a mosaic of gardens and waterways covering over 750 acres. This exceptional site reveals itself to visitors in the course of a rowing-boat trip or a walk along the towpath.
Amiens the festive
Live to the rhythm of Amiens and its main events : jazz in March, great "rèderie" (jumble sale) in April and October, street arts festival in June, cathedral in colours from June through September, "sleepless night of revelry" in October and Christmas Market in December…
Amiens the bold
Amiens is a pioneering city, with one of the earliest French belfries, the first French museum built to house exhibitions of the fine arts, the first European skyscraper designed by Perret…. And today Amiens invites you to share in her dreams, those of a creative city with bold architectural choices, important events and within the next few years a structure dedicated to gothic art on the cathedral grounds.
Come to Amiens with a partner, as a loving couple, as a family or with friends, and over a week-end let her many facets cast their spell on you!