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City break in Amiens. Active leisure ideas for Amiens - attractions, recreation and nightlife

How can tourists have fun in a city that is mostly famous for old architecture and museums? Besides its prominent architectural landmarks, Amiens is famous for its striking nature. This means that the opportunities for active recreation can satisfy even hard-to-please travelers. Several parks in Amiens are interesting to visit at any time of the year. Visit Parc Saint-Pierre which is situated in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Amiens. The Saint-Pierre pond is conveniently located in the central part of the park. For many years, local people enjoyed fishing in this pond.
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It was decided to establish a landscaped park around the pond in 1994. After years of work, the area turned into a gorgeous oasis in the heart of the city. Today, the park occupies an area of more than 20 hectares. Visitors can see many rare plants and trees here. Numerous paths and bridges in Saint-Pierre Park make it very comfortable to enjoy a walk here and admire the beautiful view. In summer, visitors can take a boat ride in the pond. Moreover, Saint-Pierre Park hosts various interesting festivals and entertaining shows at this time of the year. There are colorful playgrounds for children, areas for roller-skating, basketball and tennis courts.
Outdoor enthusiasts like visiting picturesque Jardin des Plantes. This park has one peculiarity – an interesting and valuable collection of plants that can make even large botanical gardens envious. In late spring and at the beginning of summer, you can admire dozens of different blooming flower types and see beautiful decorative bushes and trees that normally don’t grow in this region. The original landscaped design makes this park even more attractive. Unusual wooden constructions everywhere add a special charm to this place. There is a beautiful fountain in the center. Copyright
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Cycling is a popular activity among locals and guests of Amiens in summer. The city and its suburbs offer many interesting routes for cyclists, and Véloroute Vallée de Somme is one of the most popular. This path will take you to incredibly picturesque valleys. You will see charming old farms and tidy agricultural fields on your way. The path crosses several charming water reservoirs. This is a comfortable and exciting way to see the most beautiful suburban areas of Amiens.
Horseracing is one of the most unusual entertainments that Amiens can offer to its guests. There is a quality hippodrome in this city - Hippodrome d'Amiens. The arena regularly hosts horseracing competitions. You are welcome to join locals and bet on the horses that you like. Horseracing at Hippodrome d'Amiens has already become a good and old tradition in the city. It is also worth mentioning that there are several equestrian centers in the nearest suburb of Amiens. They offer horseback riding lessons under the guidance of professional instructors and interesting horse excursions to the most picturesque areas of the region.
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A large choice of spas is another attractive peculiarity of Amiens. It is so pleasant to visit local spa salons and relax after long excursions or exhausting hiking tours. At Wassana Thai, you can try different types of Thai massage. This salon uses special Thai cosmetics based on natural ingredients in its treatments. Accrosport Amiens Vallee des Vignes is a popular wellness center that offers not only a large choice of spa treatments but also other services. It has a swimming pool and a modern gym. The center is open all year round.
Rich nightlife is one more advantage of Amiens. There are many nightclubs and bars in this city. Consider spending an evening at Baobar – this popular bar is open in a beautiful historic building not far from the cathedral. It features massive wooden furniture and vintage accessories. Baobar always has a large choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The most popular beer types, finest regionally produced wines, and dozens of cocktails – you can find all these and much more here. The bar opens an outdoor terrace with a charming view of the cathedral in summer.
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Beer fans enjoy visiting Tower's Pub. Besides an extraordinary variety of beer types, the pub serves simple and inexpensive food. Tower's is also famous for its rich choice of wine and liqueurs. To complement drinks, visitors are welcome to order different types of meat and cheese platters. This is a great way to try different local delicacies at once. The pub frequently hosts interesting promotions, during which visitors can sample rare beer types and original dishes cooked by signature recipes.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Amiens and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Amiens
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Oise-Pays de France' , 81.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vexin français' , 94.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Caps et marais d’Opale' , 98.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Scarpe-Escaut' , 101.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Haute vallée de Chevreuse' , 132.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Amiens
♥   Amusement park 'Parc Saint Paul' Saint-Paul, 57.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Dennlys Parc' Dennebroeucq, 75.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bagatelle' Merlimont, 77.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Parc Astérix' Plailly, 86.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mer de Sable' Ermenonville, 87.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Amiens
♥   Water park 'Aqua Boulevard' Paris, 118.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Plopsaqua De Panne' , 133.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Oostduinkerke, 140.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Amiens
♥   Restaurant 'La Table du Marais' Amiens. Type - Modern cuisine. 3.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Aubergade' Dury. Type - Modern cuisine. 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Bonne Auberge' Dury. Type - Modern cuisine. 5.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Amiens - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Amiens - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Amiens?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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