Amiens and other tales
Discover the cultural heritage
The Somme is not only famous for its prehistoric history and archaeology but also for its Gothic architecture, of which one of the finest examples can be found in Amiens.
Spend some time enjoying the culture and festivities of this city, and its beautiful cathedral, which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. At the foot of the cathedral, on the canal banks, stand the pretty little houses of the medieval Saint Leu district. The bright façades are now home to bars, restaurants, antique stores and workshops. Don't forget to make a trip to the floating gardens of the Hortillonnages as well!
Cultural outings can be continued at the Picardie Museum and Jule Verne's House. Outside of the city itself, head to Samara to immerse yourself in the prehistory period, Rambures where you'll be sent back to the Middle Ages, and Saint Riquier to visit the magnificent Renaissance style abbey.
With its enormous round towers, machicolations and path round the battlements, this castle is a superb example of 15th century military...