Amiens Métropole

Our strength comes from unity, and solidarity is one of our greatest assets.

The Amiens Métropole agglomeration community unites 39 municipalities, representing a total population of 178,892 residents, of which 132,479 live in Amiens.

Val de Somme Nord Picardie Pays du Coquelicot Somme Sud-Ouest Nièvre et Somme Amiens Grand Roye Avre Luce Noye

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39 communes
350 km2
281 hectares of parks and gardens
100 kmsof cycle routes
33%of day trips can be done on foot

Nature comes first...

A skyline of greens and blues

In Amiens Métropole you’ll be able to breathe, oxygenate your body, and clear your mind... Our agglomeration community is a leafy green paradise, and an oasis of relaxation and wellbeing. Amongst the community’s many villages, which sometimes have quirky names like Grattepanche, Guignemicourt, Seux or Pissy you’ll find ponds, groves, hiking trails and cycle routes waiting to help you refresh, heal, and find peace! Down in the leafy valley of the Somme, or somewhere along a narrow river winding between majestic poplar trees, in the marshlands, by the ancient peatlands which have since become ponds, and even on the fertile, sustainably-farmed plateaus... Wherever you go, this is the perfect place for wandering around and daydreaming!

 

 

 

 

54 BCpassage de Jules César
1597Amiens captured by the Spanish
1870the Franco-Prussian War
1916 et 1918the First and Second Battles of the Somme
mai 1940German bombings
mai 1944Allied bombings

A historically-charged land which respects its heritage

Part of France’s history lives on in our hearts!

This area, from the Cagny/La Garenne archaeological site dating back to the palaeolithic era to the steles commemorating the Liberation of Amiens by the British on the 31st of August 1944, is forever marked by its history. The most iconic remnants include the Boves castle mound, of great archaeological interest; the pillar commemorating the Battle of Dury on the 27th of November 1870; and Bertangles Castle, the headquarters of the Australian General Staff in 1918 where the decisive attacks of the Battle of Amiens were coordinated and which led to the final victory under the command of General John Monash.

Château de BertanglesChâteau de Bertangles - Samuel Crampon

You can visit this castle in summertime every year. We’d also like to give Querrieu Castle a special mention. During the First World War, the Fourth Army of the British Expeditionary Force occupied the premises, under the command of General Rawlinson. This is where, on the fateful day of the 1st of July, 1916, army chief Marshal Haig gave the order to attack. You can visit this castle from April to September, by prior appointment. In March 1944, the important railway worker town Longueau was subjected to bombings so violent that an evacuation order was issued by the authorities of the occupation. There were 21 bombing raids in three days. 1,132 buildings were affected, and all railway facilities apart from the passenger station were destroyed. These are just a handful of the many noteworthy facts about the area.

126castles in the Somme
1is classed as a ‘Historical Monument’ (Bertangles)
9are registered as ‘Historical Monuments’
12 août 1918the King of England, George V, ennobled the Australian General Monash on the steps outside Bertangles castle

Prestigious cultural heritage

Castle life, living the high life right on Amiens’ doorstep!

Amiens Métropole was the fiefdom of numerous families who left behind magnificent castles, which still stand despite the turbulence of history. Here are just a few illustrative examples: there are the castles of Clairy-Saulchoix, Querrieu and Pissy, which date back to the 17th century, and there’s the castle of Bertangles from the 18th century. Recognised as one of the biggest castles in the north of France, it’s home to a huge park full of French formal gardens. Even today, this castle is the residence of the Counts of Clermont-Tonnerre. Other unmissable castles from the 18th century include the castles of Remiencourt (Boufflers Castle), Bovelles, Ferrières and Rumigny. Tucked away next to the forest, Creuse Castle and its park and 4-hectare gardens form an outstanding combination: an English landscape park; a series of garden ‘rooms’ with ponds, vegetable patches, and oriental gardens; and a wild area with an orchard, a small woodland area, and grasslands dominated by a windmill from the 19th century.

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Virginie Decormeille

Contact Virginie, our local expert

Amiens Tourist Office and Convention Bureau
23 Place Notre-Dame
BP 11018
80 010 AMIENS Cedex 1

Tel: +33(0)3 22 91 75 69 03 22 71 60 50
Website: Amiens Métropole