Top Attractions in Amiens
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- It is hard to believe that this beautiful site is located just a 10 minutes walk from the town centre. The boat ride was excellent value for money and enjoyed by all of my family.Written 29 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We enjoyed the light show in the evening. It was quit busy but not a problem to find a place with a good view.Written 31 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Very interesting place with a lot of his works exposed, a dive into his " universe " through his house, books, furniture. Worth the visit !Written 9 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Today a picturesque neighborhood filled with good restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and antique shops, St-Leu was the former industrial area located along canals of the River Somme. Very nice area for strolling and people watching from a sidewalk cafe.Written 6 November 2019
- We've had a good day in Samara. Lots of good demonstrations of pottery, bronze casting, textile making and preparation of food. It was all very interesting for our group however there was very little information in languages other than French. I appreciate that we're in France - we know some French and did come prepared with phrase books and Google Translate, however it would've been helpful for their information leaflets to be in other languages, explaining what is happening in each of the demonstrations, as we were not the only family that was finding this a challenge.
My girls had a wonderful time however and my parents loved watching the food demonstrations (and sampling their efforts!)Written 16 August 2019
- If you're around amiens and looking for an activity for a couple of hours, this is a great spot. Our children are 10 and 12, any they enjoyed it. A lovely little zoo, and a real piece of calm and tranquility. Not the biggest zoo, but a good selection of animals including a sea lion show. Good value snack truck too.Written 27 August 2022
- spend the day with friends , the informative tour around the water channels is so relaxing and tranquil , you would like to stay there all the timeWritten 18 July 2019
In this place, you can discover the very ancient tombs of the bourgeois and the noble of the cities of Amiens. A rich and diverse architecture to discover. And then, Jules Verne comes out of his tomb by extending his arm to the sky, this marble statue is impressive and not to be missedWritten 3 February 2019
- A pretty, but usual building. We walked over here from the train station. Views of the Somme. Easy way to kill time waiting for a train.Written 15 July 2022
- My wife wanted to go to the Grande Rederie as she had heard that it was a fabulous street market. She wasn't wrong. The centre of Amiens is taken over by the market twice a year. April & September. The market is a mish mash of Traders, car booters & locals. Not really sure how you would classify it. Flea market, broquante? You decide.
It starts at 5.00am - yes, 5.00am. Not all the stalls are up & running by this time. As with any car boot, the traders are having a quick look at what the 'novices' have got to see if they can grab a bargain. Having done it once, there are a few bits of advise I would share with you. Get a street map (from the hotel or www before you arrive). Have a highlighter pen. As you walk down the street look at one side only & mark it on your map. You will forget where you have been, it's a sprawling, massive market. Depending on what you intend to buy, take suitable bags to carry your booty. If you are buying larger items, take a collapsible trolley. Pick a central hotel. We chose one so we could do the 5.00am run, go back to the hotel for breakfast at 7.00. Also you can dump purchases in your hotel room. Take time out to have a mid morning coffee & pastries etc to rest your legs. According to my pedometer I took 22k steps & covered 13.2km. The local food shops also have stalls outside so there is plenty of food choice.
Prices at the start are high so make a note of where they are & return later. Don't forget to haggle. It is a must! My wife was given a price of 50euro for something she wanted early on. Later in the day she got is for 5euro from the same stall.
Bring a torch, it's dark early morning. As regards the sunscreen, that's your decision;)
Good? I've booked time off already for next April. See you there.Written 7 October 2017
- This is a lovely botanical garden and is one of the minor attractions to visit in Amiens. It is twenty minutes from the centre and slightly hidden away. The garden has various types of plants and flowers that are clearly labelled. There is a fountain as a centrepiece that is surrounded by benches to take in the natural surroundings. It is not covered, so it can be very hot on warm days. There is a centre next to it and you will see the happy workers passing by. There is no place to buy refreshments in the garden, so it is worth bringing some if coming to visit on a warm day. A nice gentle time to relax in Amien can be had in the garden.Written 15 July 2022
- The building is quite big but you can visit the museum in about one hour.
There are several things to see and the visit is interesting (there are also very nice paintings).Written 18 June 2017
- Nice old clock on well decorated statue. It is situated on old plaza nearby Cathedral. Worth of seeingWritten 21 August 2019
- Excellent boat trip with a friendly informative guide, we nearly didn’t enter from the road as the entrance was a tiny gate without much information but we were so glad we did. A very enjoyable hour on an electric boat.Written 23 September 2021
- While having short stop for a wuick visit of the city of Amiens, we had the opportunity to see some historical buildings, among them the “Cirque Jules-Verne” who is located in the “Place Longueville” in Amiens. Built in the year 1889 by architect Émile Ricquier, it was called Cirque municipal d'Amiens until the year 2003. The “Circus Jules-Verne” has been registered as a historic monument since 29 October 1975 for its facades and roofs.
The circus tradition in Amiens goes back to 1845.Written 28 October 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Amiens
- The best day trips from Amiens according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- THE AGE OF THE CATHEDRALS (Rouen, Amiens, Beauvais) : day-trip (lunch included)
- Australian private Somme tour including Sir John Monash Centre
- WW1 Somme Battlfields
- One day Australian Tour
- Somme Battlefields from Paris with Australian memorial & Amiens Cathedral