Go Slow and Take More in Amiens
Best Time to Visit
April to October
2 hours from Paris
1 hour 30 minutes from CDG airport
Explore the largest cathedral in France, a UNESCO heritage site.
Take a romantic gondola ride in the floating gardens.
Discover historical Amiens on a guided tour.
Have fun shopping!
Amiens is the perfect place to take it easy, enjoy the history and charming ambiance of a small French city.
Over the centuries, Amiens has retained its avant-garde character while preserving its fabulous heritage. Start the day by admiring the breathtaking architecture of the largest gothic cathedral in France, Notre Dame of Amiens, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is twice as large as the Notre Dame cathedral of Paris and it boasts the highest nave in the world. Soak in the history of the city with a tour of the Old Quarter.
For lunch, many options are available from Le Rétroviseur and Le Quai for traditional French food to Le Raj Mahal, L’Indien and L’Himalaya for Indian cuisine. Amiens also offers a wide selection of Italian restaurants.
After a serene break by the river in the lively district of Saint-Leu, visit the Floating Gardens and enjoy a gondola ride. It is a unique place spread across 300 hectares and interlaced with 65 km of small canals.
Before heading back to Paris, don’t forget to shop in the City Centre!
Activities & Services
See the sound & light show at the Cathedral : free
Visit the house of Jules Verne, the “father of science fiction” : Rs. 525* per person
Climb to the top of the Cathedral’s towers : Rs. 420* per person
From 1st April to 31st October: Open every day from 9 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 6 pm
From November to March: closed
Notre Dame of Amiens Cathedral is open every day
Guided tours of the Cathedral can be arranged upon request.
The sound and light show takes place at nightfall in the spring and summer as well as Christmas.
Starting from₹ 1,000 per person
Included in the price
Gondola ride with an English-speaking guide
Guided tour of the city with an English-speaking guide
Not included in the price
Round trip transport
140 km from central Paris, 2-hour drive / 130 km from CDG airport, drive of 1 hour 30 minutes.
1 hour 15 minutes from Paris Gare du Nord train station.