A holiday to the North Picardy
would not be complete without a city break in Amiens
! Head off for city trip full of surprises and wonderful unforgettable experiences. This fascinating city is split in two by the Somme River which leads onto the many canals which give Amiens the nickname of the Venice of the North. Between floating market gardens, the Gothic cathedral listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, the Museum of Picardy and the Maison de Jules Verne, you will have endless sites and wonders to discover. Take a barge cruise through the Hortillonnages, floating vegetable plots owned by Hortillons (market gardeners) and explore the 65 kilometres of canals that criss-cross the city. Fall under the spell of this enchanting city which opens its doors to visitors in any season. Whether on holiday with family or friends, a city break in Amiens in the North Picardy will leave you wanting to come back for more !
Take advantage of the mild climate in summer to explore the splendour of the North Picardy region and its wonderful, charming coastline. Escape to the heart of the magnificent Somme Bay by booking your holiday accommodation in the port town Le Crotoy
. Enjoy long walks or horseback rides along the stunning sandy beaches. Discover the seaside resort of Le Touquet on the Opal Coast. In summer, the North Picardy coast takes on the air of a seaside resort with its long beaches of fine sand or pebbles where holidaymakers flock to soak up the warm sunshine. Off-season, this region offers an environment ideal for long walks or hikes along the ribbons of sand, through the dunes, along the steep cliffs and through the pine forests of the Somme Bay. You will appreciate these invigorating walks even in the winter months in an idyllic setting, worthy of the most beautiful postcards. Stroll with the tides, marvel at the superb spectacle of the flocks of migratory birds. Spend hours wandering through the picturesque villages where you can enjoy tasting the specialties of the sea. A holiday in North Picardy
will allow you to recharge batteries and spend wonderful moments with your loved ones.