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Cathedrals, churches and abbeys

Collégiale Saint Vulfran

ABBEVILLE

Saint Vulfran collegiate church is a masterpiece of Picardy flamboyant Gothic architecture. Its remarkable façade flanked by 2 towers (with look-out posts) and its nave (in wood like the hull of a ship) remind us that Abbeville was a major sea port in the Middle Ages. Don't miss the altarpieces, ove
01 April 2017 to 30 September 2017

Cathedrals, churches and abbeys

Abbaye de Valloires

ARGOULES

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

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Remembrance sites

Mémorial de Thiepval

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

Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

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

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Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme

SAINT-VALERY-SUR-SOMME

In the early 20th century, this little steam train brought passengers to beaches on the Picardy coast. Today you can take a trip through this lush countryside with its marshes, crops and 'mollières' (salt meadows with little pools) between Le Crotoy, St-Valery- sur-Somme and Cayeux sur Mer. All aboa
01 April 2017 to 05 November 2017

By tourist train

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Planet Nautic, location de bateaux électriques à Amiens

AMIENS

Try exploring Amiens in a rather different way - aboard an electric boat hired from Planet Nautic!
01 April 2017 to 31 October 2017

Boat ride

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Museums and places of interest

Musée Somme 1916 à Albert

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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Cathedrals, churches and abbeys

Tours de la Cathédrale

AMIENS

Be brave - climb the 307 steps to the top of the north tower of Amiens cathedral ... then you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic views over the town and surrounding countryside.
01 July 2017 to 31 August 2017

Parc zoologique d'Amiens Métropole

AMIENS

Amiens zoo extends over 7 hectares and is home to 320 representatives of 79 different species from all the world!
01 April 2017 to 30 September 2017

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Espace Equestre Henson-Marquenterre

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-TOURMONT

Explore the hidden face of the dunes when you ride around Le Marquenterre reserve on a Henson horse - one thousand hectares of sand dunes and pine trees. Your guide, who knows the site like the back of his hand, can tell you all about its history, flora and fauna. Wonderful panoramic views of the Ba
01 April 2017 to 31 October 2017

Outings on horseback, On horseback

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