A goat farm waiting to be discovered. All of the milk produced by the herd is turned into delicious specialities: fromage blanc, mature 'crottins' (small round cheese called Le Bicottin), goat's cheese pasties, tomme... at the end of the tour visitors get to sample some of these delights.
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 (!)
You'll like : 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.
Julian has a great stall in the Halles du Beffroi, market hall loved by Amien's foodies, this master cheesemonger is very keen to promote regional cheeses. Be sure to sample (+ take away) the famous Maroilles or one of his creations: Bray with linseed, Tomme with hay,… your friends will be impressed
The house where Jules Verne lived from 1882 to 1900 today combines imaginary elements with the daily life of the famous writer. From the winter garden to the attic, you can immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of a 19th century town house with its period furniture.
A truly unusual visit during which you can find out about the French national dish (snails), their anatomy, predators, life in snail beds .... and youngsters can watch the puppet show featuring Phil the Snail! Don't miss the shop selling snail saucisson and tapenade (yes, not joking).
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.
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.