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Essential Amiens

Spend an off-the-beaten holiday exploring the beautiful floating gardens, narrow streets and war monuments in Amiens.


Explore the historic monuments, war memorials and water gardens in the city of Amiens, also known as the Venice of the North.

Visit Somme and its famous war sites including the Australian National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre.

A host of beautiful discoveries await you in Amiens, a multi-faceted city in Northern France easily reached by train from Paris. Spend 2 nights exploring its beautiful floating gardens (“hortillonnages"), the pretty canal district, flea markets and colourful narrow streets dotted with artistic flair, relics and other indications of its rich history. You may wish to visit Somme and its famous war sites such as the Australian National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre or enjoy a short break in Beauvais to visit its astounding Cathedral. You could also see Berck and spend some time walking along its lovely beach esplanade.

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2-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Amiens (with breakfast)
Return rail transfer Paris to Amiens


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Day 1
Paris – Amiens

Today, you will depart Paris via train and travel to Amiens. They call the city of Amiens the mini Venice due to the river Somme that run through the city and past marsh gardens.

Day 2

Enjoy your day exploring Amiens and its surrounds. You may wish to visit the Somme and its famous war sites such as the Australian National Memorial, the Sir John Monash Centre, The Franco Australian Museum and the Australian Corps Memorial Park. If you wish to travel to a little further you can visit Beauvais for a short break and visit the Cathedral. Beauvais took quite a bit of war damage but still has its share of medieval buildings to grab your attention. Its cathedral is one of a kind, with the highest choir in the world. Once in Amiens you will have the remainder of the day at your leisure. You could also travel east and visit Berck, which is located on the coast of the English Chanel. Enjoy a walk along the long sandy beach and take a stroll through the city. 

Day 3
Amiens – Paris

After breakfast at your hotel, you will depart Amiens and return via rail transfer to Paris. 


Additional information

Official language
2 nights
from AUD379
per person, twin share
01 March 2020 - 30 November 2020 01 March 2021 - 30 November 2021

Important notes

2021 Dates and Prices are subject to change


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