Amiens Tourism

Amiens, the capital of Picardy’s Sommes Department, is historical city situated in the Northwest of France. The city became a famous place for tourism (especially weekend getaways) because of its proximity to cities like Paris, Lille and Brussels. The remarkable poise of the Amiens Cathedral alone fetches a place in the trip planners of millions of tourists.

Samarobriva, a settlement by the Ambiani tribe was the earliest known record of Human Inhabitation in Amiens. Barbarian tribes and Normans clashed a lot over the region until the King of France recognized it in 1113 and merged Amiens into the Crown of France. The textiles trade flourished in the city during the 18th and 19th centuries. After the industrial revolution, the Amiens’ first railway line was incorporated and the city walls were demolished to open up space for boulevards in town centre. The city was invaded by the Prussians during the Battle of Amiens, and saw a great damage during both the World Wars.

The itineraries of Amiens most importantly include Notre Dame d’Amiens, a thirteenth century Cathedral which is regarded as the Gothic Magnum opus of the city. It is a one-of-its-kind construction you’ll see in the whole of France.

Architect Pierre Dufau took the responsibility of restructuring Amiens into what we see today. Widened streets, brick, white-stone and concrete structures and slated-roofs are the typical scenes you come across while exploring the city.

Set your vacation planners to Amiens this holiday, and indulge yourself in this city of festivals of events. Experience the biggest Christmas market in Northwest France and savour their sumptuous Macarons, Almond paste biscuits and other local delicacies in one of their cosy restaurants.

  • Know the pollution level of Amiens before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.13 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Amiens for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Amiens.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 83.33 (Very High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 83.33 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 39.22 (Low)
    • Climate Index 89.57 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.85 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.83 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Amiens

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 99.29 USD

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