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Things to do in Amiens

Amiens – Home to One of France’s Most Beautiful Gothic Cathedrals

If you are a history buff, Amiens is an ideal place to start your trip to the First World War’s Western Front. If you are a literature lover, you’ll be delighted to know that Amiens is where Jules Verne spent his last 20 years. Located directly in-between Paris and Calais, Amiens is a town richly laden with history, remnants and artifacts that are sure to conjure up a rich experience for all visitors.

 

Things to do in Amiens

 

Amiens Cathedral

When spending your holiday in Amiens, you won’t want to miss the Amiens Cathedral. This cathedral is the tallest in France and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The interior of the Amiens Cathedral is absolutely astounding and down right lofty. It houses the famous Weeping Angel and the portrait of John the Baptist.

 

Amiens Football & Rugby

For sports enthusiasts, you’ll be glad to learn that Amiens is a big fan of football and rugby. Make sure to check out the Amiens Sporting Club, a French football club association. The club was formed in 1901 and now plays in the national championships.

 

Amiens Camping

Amiens is also a popular camping destination and many top-rated camping sites can be accessed for your outdoor activities.

When to go to Amiens

The city of Amiens has an oceanic climate. Average temperatures are fairly mild – winter temperatures stay in the mid 10s Celsius (40s Fahrenheit) and summer temperatures are typically in the low 20 s Celsius (70s Fahrenheit). This moderate climate makes it perfect to plan your holiday in Amiens any time of the year.

Accommodations in Amiens vary, so you will have no problem finding a hotel, camping site, or other accommodations that fit your budget. You may also find special deals and discounts during the city’s off season.

 

Amiens Christmas Market

One of the favorite things to do in Amiens during winter time is to visit the Christmas Market. It is one of the biggest Christmas markets in France and is very different from the others that you can find around Europe. Instead of the traditional wooden crafts, you can expect to find Le Creuset kitchenware, fine crystal and hand-made glass. The Amiens Christmas Market also offers a wide array of goods- fresh fish options as well as custom sweaters.

 

 

 

 

 

Things to do in Amiens

Amiens Facts

Population139 271
CountryFrance
Longitude2.299
Latitude49.892
AirportCharles De Gaulle, France (CDG)

Amiens average temperatures

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6~7 °C 7~8 °C 12 °C 15 °C 18~19 °C 21~22 °C 24~25 °C 24~25 °C 20~21 °C 16 °C 10 °C 7 °C

UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Amiens- Amiens Cathedral

Built in 1152 in Romanesque style and slowly rebuilt during the next two centuries after a fire, Amiens Cathedral is one of the largest Gothic churches from the 13th century. Since 1981, Amiens Cathedral has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether you are looking at the façade or walking inside, the sheer size of the structure will leave you in awe. Wander through the interior and enjoy the stained glass windows and the geometric design of the tiled floor.

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GOLF

Golf in Amiens

Set in the scenic farmlands of the Amiens outskirts, the Golf Club d'Amiens is the perfect opportunity to experience a round of relaxing golf in the Amiens area. This 18 hole course offers great variety on a superb flat woodland course. From the club house you can enjoy the view of the course while having a great lunch on the balconies of the restaurant.

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