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Amiens Office de tourisme
6 bis rue Dusevel Amiens

Tel:+33 (0)3 22 71 60 50
Fax:+33 (0)3 22 71 60 51

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Most people come to Amiens to visit the largest cathedral in France - Cathedrale de Notre Dame.  A gigantic Gothic structure, it was built from the profits of woad (a plant prized for its blue dye) to house the head of John the Baptist.  It remains today a focal point for pilgrims who come admire the statues and detailed reliefs. 

Other reasons for coming to Amiens include the picturesque medieval quarter, St-Leu with its canalside cottages, waterside restaurants and bars.  It's here you'll find Amien's student population which gives the town a certain buzz. 

To the east you'll also want to discover the Hortillonnages, a protected natural area of marshland that has supplied the town with vegetables and fruit since the Middle Ages.

What to See - Amiens Attractions

La Maison de L'Oiseau
Carrefour du Hourdel, Lancheres, Cayeux sur Mer 80410
guided visits of this bird sanctuary with various rare species
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Year round | Tel: +33 (0)3 22 26 93 93

Maison Jules Verne
2 rue Charles Dubois, Amiens 80000
visit the house where Jules Verne wrote much of his most loved works
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)3 22 45 37 84

Le petit train
departs from train stations at Crotoy/Saint-Valery, Picardie
a steam train will take you along the 'baie de la Somme' for a glimpse of its rich and varied wildlife
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 22 26 96 96

Atelier Claude Barre
40 rue Victor Hugo, Amiens 80000
a stained-glass workshop with exhibits from the 13th-20th century
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)3 22 91 81 18

Canal cruises
depart from kiosk, 54 blvd de Beauville, Amiens 80000
cruise the tranquil waterways of the Hortillonnages
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 22 92 12 18

L'Abbaye de Saint-Riquier
St-Riquier, Picardie 80140
a splendid Gothic exterior contrasts with the stark interior of this late 15th century abbey-church

Musee d'Art Local et d'Histoire Regionale
36 rue V Hugo, Amiens 80000
full of regional furniture and local artefacts
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Easter-Sep:Thu-Sun pms | Tel: +33 (0)3 22 97 14 00

Musee de Picardie
48 rue de la Republique, Amiens 80000
museum with fine medieval sculpture and 16th-20th century paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)3 22 97 14 00