Amiens is a lovely city built on canals and is just two hours from Calais. You’ll fall in love with the superb blend of greenery and outstanding heritage attractions and be within easy drive of all the major Somme battlefield sites.
Amiens, being capital of the Somme, is really the best place to base yourselves for the true WW1 discovery experience. Try as you might, you won’t find a single path or village without a memorial, cemetery or museum, retracing the history of the allied troops. There are no fewer than 410 British sites open to visitors. Guided visits in English or self-guided tours.
Come the evening you’ll be staying in the charming 3 star Hôtel le Prieuré, located opposite Amiens Cathedral. There are so many reason to stay and enjoy Amies - The Gothic cathedral is the largest in Europe and a listed UNESCO world heritage site, the Quai Saint Leu district with its bustling restaurants on the banks of the canals, Les Hortillonnages floating gardens and lots of antique shops.... Pop in to the Halles du Beffroi shopping centre to taste delicious regional produce : tuiles en chocolat, gâteau battu (traditional cake), macaroons, cheese...a superb line-up that’s bound to delight everybody’s taste buds!
Mathilde and Gweltaz, your hosts, look forward to giving you a warm welcome and ensuring you have a great time.
Underground car park near the hotel.