Amiens is the capital of the northern French region of Picardy. As well as its own attractions, the city makes a practical base from which to explore the area of the First World War's Western Front located nearby.
Trains from Paris at least hourly, normally about €18 each way. Journey time one hour ten minutes for fast Corail trains, slightly longer for stopping TER services.
There are many signs (direction, tourism, car parks).However, the city center is pedestrianized, it is advised to park a little farther, or in the numerous underground parkings of the city center.
Amiens has a decent bus system(€1.20 for a ticket which is valid one hour) and a community bicycle system but bicycles are not in useful areas.
The Hortillonages, market gardens separated by small canals, are visitable by boat.
- Jules Verne Museum. The small but cosy Jules Verne Museum is well worth a visit for those who are interested in literature.
- Amiens Circus. The Circus building is quite unique in France and Europe, even from the outside. If you can, try to get a seat for one of the events taking place there.