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Town visits

Quartier Saint-Leu d'Amiens


It's THE place to go for Amiens night life but that's not all. In the daytime you can stroll along the banks of the Somme, through narrow cobbled streets and enjoy seeing the smart and colourful little houses. Stop off at a café terrace to admire the Cathedral, have dinner in a riverside restaurant.
01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017


Cathedrals, churches and abbeys

Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens


It is THE treasure of Amiens and a UNESCO World Heritage site - not to be missed! This impressive feat of (contemporary) technology was built between 1220 and 1288. It is one of the largest Gothic buildings ever constructed in the world. Notre-Dame de Paris could fit twice inside it (!)
01 April 2017 to 30 September 2017

Cathedrals, churches and abbeys

Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières


The Basilica is a colourful treasure, standing tall over Albert in the 'Pays des Coquelicots' (Land of the Poppies). It is a surprising mix of Byzantine, medieval Spanish and Italian Renaissance. After your tour, you can climb to the top of the bell tower and enjoy a magical view of the town and the


Parks and Gardens

Jardin floral du Château de Digeon


Lidwine and Bruno welcome you to the lovely private garden which they have been lovingly restoring and redesigning since 1987 - pastureland converted into a shady flower park, gorgeous rose garden where you'll love to linger, remarkable French vegetable garden (with perfectly straight lines!). Well

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Museums and places of interest

Musée de Picardie


Officially opened in 1867, in the presence of Napoleon III, this museum is worth a visit, both for its architecture and for its remarkable collections (from Prehistory right up to the modern day). Don't miss the Rotunda, an extraordinary work by Sol Le Witt, dating from 1992, and a superb example of

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Museums and places of interest

Maison de la Baie de Somme


The Maison de la Baie de Somme was opened to the public in July 1984. It was built on the site of an old farm, the "ferme du Petit Teratu". Today it is a visitor centre where you can increase your knowledge and understanding of the Baie.


Aquaclub de Belle Dune


Fun in the water for everyone: swimming pool with waves, water slides, Jacuzzis... all this at the heart of the Marquenterre sand dunes! You can also relax and unwind completely in the heat of the sauna or the hammam.
02 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

Swimming pool


Remembrance sites

Mémorial de Thiepval


This truly imposing memorial, designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, bears the names of the more than 72,000 British and South African soldiers who have no known grave. In front of the memorial is a cemetery where 300 French soldiers and 300 Commonwealth soldiers are buried.
01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

Cathedrals, churches and abbeys

Abbaye de Valloires


The only complete 18th century Cistercian abbey in France. Be sure to visit this gem of Baroque art, an outstanding site, combining monastic simplicity with the world of rococo: the organ case, hanging angels, high altar, drawing rooms with rocaille woodwork will all surprise you.
11 March 2017 to 12 November 2017


Museums and places of interest

Musée Somme 1916 à Albert


In this church you can see 700 years of history, from the Hundred Years War to the recent discovery of an ecclesiastical belfry, accorded by communal charter in 1382.

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