This attractive sailors' district is great for a walk. Crossed by two little parallel streets, it extends as far as the Sailors' Wayside cross with wonderful views over the Baie de Somme. Nicely decked with flowers, the (late 18th century) houses are painted in bright colours - an age-old tradition
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.
On the first floor of the Town Hall at Doullens, the 'Salle du Commandement Unique' is an historic room in which, on 26th March 1918, command of the Allied armies was entrusted to a single man: Foch. He assumed the honorary title of 'Maréchal' and led the Allied forces to Victory on 11th November 19
The Historial is an internationally recognised museum dedicated to the historical, sociological and ethnological aspects of the First World War. It depicts daily life during the war using accounts from those who lived through it.
Listed as an historical monument in 1840, this remarkable example of 15th century military architecture is a powerful fortress with enormous round towers, machicolations and 'chemin de ronde' (high level path round battlements). Take a guided tour of this stronghold, converted in the 18th century in
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 (!)
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