AmiensAmiens is the capital of the northern French region of Hauts-de-France. As well as its own attractions, the city makes a practical base from which to explore the area of the First World War's Western Front located nearby.
north of Paris. On the intersection of the A16 Abbeville - Beauvais and the A29 Rouen - Saint-Quentin (Aisne) and Reims. Providing direct access from the port of Le Havre and Calais, and an indirect but closer route from Dieppe.
Gare d'AmiensTrains from Paris at least hourly, normally about €18 each way. Journey time one hour ten minutes for fast Corail trains, slightly longer for stopping TER services.
Amiens has a decent bus system(€1.20 for a ticket which is valid one hour) and a community bicycle system but bicycles are not in useful areas.
Amiens's cathedralone of the major works of the French Gothic style, with a fine façade and interesting sculptures. The cathedral is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. An impressive piece of architecture being the tallest and the greatest interior volume cathedral in France.
phone: +33 3 22 92 12 18address: 54 Boulevard de Beauvillemarket gardens and allotments separated by small canals connected by private bridges, are visitable by boat from available at Maison des Hortillonnages.
Jules Verne MuseumThe author's well-preserved 19th century home has become the small but cosy Jules Verne Museum, well worth a visit for those who are interested in literature.
Amiens CircusThe Circus building is quite unique in France and Europe, even from the outside. If you can, try to get a seat for one of the events taking place there.
- Macarons d'Amiens, small, round-shaped biscuit-type macaroons made from almond paste, fruit and honey.
phone: +33 3 22 52 98 49address: 12 Rue Cormont
phone: +33 3 22 45 08 92address: 11 Quai Belu
phone: +33 3 22 72 94 20address: 2 Rue des Bondés
phone: +33 3 22 91 84 48address: 5 Place Alphonse Fiquet
phone: +33 3 22 22 38 50address: 10 Boulevard d'Alsace LorraineSmall but well furnished rooms. Can get hot in summer as no air-conditioning. Reasonable free breakfast.
phone: +33 3 60 12 50 00address: 3 Rue Marotte
phone: +33 3 22 91 52 51address: 2 Rue de Noyon