What to do over a weekend in Amiens?
A week-long visit to Amiens and its surrounding area
Amiens: family activities
The most attractive places in Amiens are within easy reach over a weekend. You can spend a day exploring the city's famous Hortillonnages by boat, floating gardens interspersed with canals, which have been cultivated since the Middle Ages. After a cosy night in our budget hotel, visit the Saint-Leu district, its charming alleyways and the Notre-Dame Gothic cathedral, one of the largest in the world. Finally, a stop at the restaurant will allow you to sample the generous gastronomy of the Hauts-de-France region.
Spend a whole week in Amiens to extend your visit of the city and the surrounding area. For an excursion into nature, a cycle route leads from the banks of the Somme to natural areas such as the Jardin des Plantes or Parc Saint-Pierre. Discover also the belfry of Amiens and open the door of the Picardy museum for its archaeological collections and works of art. In the area surrounding Amiens, you can visit the citadel of Doullens, an exceptional fortified structure. You can also continue your trip in the region and discover our Première Classe hotels in Lille
During a family stay at the Première Classe hotel in the Hauts-de-France, Amiens offers many activities suitable for young and old alike. For example, you can visit the house of Jules Verne, where the famous writer lived from 1882 to 1900, to truly immerse yourself in his world. Don't forget to visit the Amiens Métropole zoological park located on the esplanade de la Hotoie, which brings together more than 400 animals covering 82 species: zebras, penguins, sea lions, monkeys, elephants etc. Discover the Samara, a large prehistoric park located in La Chaussée-Tirancourt with your family. Workshops and re-enactments retrace 600,000 years of history.