Long the tallest building in western Europe, the reinforced concrete Perret Tower (110m), facing the train station, was designed by...
Cathédrale Notre Dame
The largest Gothic cathedral in France (it's 145m long) and a Unesco World Heritage Site, this magnificent edifice was begun in 1220 to...
As much a bar as a restaurant, Le Rétroviseur has an interior that brings to mind 1930s Paris, but for chilling in summer you can't beat...
Marché sur l'Eau
Fruit and veggies grown in the Hortillonnages are sold at this one-time floating market, now held on dry land. On the third Sunday in...
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Amiens' market gardens – some 3 sq km in extent – have supplied the city with vegetables and flowers since the Middle Ages. Today, their peaceful rieux (waterways), home to seven working farms, over 1000 private gardens and countless water birds, can be visited on 12-person boats whose raised prows make them look a bit like gondolas. Get there at 1.30pm to avoid long lines.
From mid-June to mid-October, the Hortillonages host contemporary art installations accessible on foot, by bicycle or by rental barque (boat).