Discover Saint-Quentin in a weekend
Week-long trip to Saint-Quentin
A family stay to explore Saint-Quentin
A myriad of activities are easily accessible from your hotel, to make your weekend in Saint-Quentin truly memorable. A stroll through the town to see some of its impressive buildings is highly recommended. The basilica and town hall in particular are architectural gems dating back to the Middle Ages. You can also take a guided tour of the town hall in the evenings. The Antoine Lécuyer museum is the place to go for art enthusiasts: it houses a collection of pastel portraits by Maurice Quentin de La Tour. Artwork from between the 17th and 20th centuries is also exhibited there.
Once you’ve dropped your luggage in your Première Classe hotel room, don’t lose any time before going out to explore Saint-Quentin. The tourist office organizes all sorts of guided tours of the basilica, the town hall and surrounding countryside. These outings are ideal for anyone wanting to explore the town thoroughly, and pick up little tidbits of information along the way. Why not plan some outings into the surrounding area during your stay, too? The Maison de Marie-Jeanne fashion museum in Alaincourt, and the Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de Picardie in Tergnier will whisk you away into two very different worlds.
Amaze your kids with some of the guided tours run by the tourist office. Whether you’re into history, nature or food, the range is so wide you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Audio guides are also available to hire if you’d like to strike out alone. Near the Première Classe hotel, clear your head with some fresh air at the Parc d'Isle — complete with a marshland preserve — and the Parc des Champs-Élysées. The tourist office has even compiled a list of several short walks. They’ve categorized them by age, meaning you can easily pick which ones will work best for you and your children.