Jules Verne envisioned it would become the ideal city of the future in the year 2000. Whichever way you look at it, Amiens, second home to the visionary novelist, is ideal in many respects. Listed as a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire” and inhabited since the prehistoric era, the city is brimming with treasures!
Our charming hotel, renowned for its quality welcome and privileged location, will enable you to discover the riches of the regional capital of Picardy on foot. Just 5 minutes away and classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Notre-Dame d'Amiens cathedral is visually stunning. Famed as much for its façade as for its interior decoration, it is the largest Gothic building in France.
Near the cathedral lies the Saint-Leu district. Its historic streets and coloured houses line the canals, travel back in time through this “Venice of the North”. The Hortillonnages, floating gardens kept since the Middle Ages, consists of a patchwork of 300 hectares of market and ornamental gardens in the centre of Amiens.
Also 5 minutes on foot from the hotel, the house in which Jules Verne lived between 1882 and 1900 is a must-visit, as are the museums the Musée de l'Hôtel de Berny and the Musée de Picardie (reopening expected Autumn 2019).
Nearby: Amiens Zoo, Parc de Samara (large natural park concerning prehistory), the iconic sites of the World War I battlefields and memorials, the Baie de Somme and the Parc du Marquenterre.