Abbeville Travel Guide

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Abbeville Things to Do

  • Jan van Robai MANUFACTURE of oar

    MANUFACTURE of oar(oar = frame maintaining the parts of fabric wet and tended in order to rectify them and to give them a width everywhere equalizes) Gate of style Louis XVI. In the middle of the 17th century, Colbert, the large minister of Louis XIV, being afflicted with the export of the French wools in England from where they returned woven,...


    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRYCarry finely carved by the Austrian Pfaffenhoffen (1715-1784) and worked in full wood. Its casements with the contiurnées mouldings are decorated each one with garlands and a riffon high relief. With the impostedes loves crown flowers. The monograms of the pediment were carved at the 19th century. Carry classified...


    HOTEL EMILE MAGNIEREmile Magnier, acquired the old hospital of Ligny and made it demolish about 1865 to build a new construction. It is with its initiative and that of his Jules brother that the “economic furnaces Jules Magnier” were opened in Abbeville in 1884. They functioned a few years still after the war of 1940, their function was to...

  • Museum Boucher de Perthes (2)

    Museum Boucher de Perthes (2)Jacques Boucher of Crèvecoeur de Perthes was born in Rethel in 1788 and died in Abbeville in 1868. He is regarded as one of the founders of Prehistory. It is in Abbeville with the “Bench of the Hospital” Vauban boulevard currently that was discovered by him the first paleolithic axe on July 23, 1844. The museum occupies...

  • CHURCH SAINT-JACOB (XIXème century)

    CHURCH SAINT-JACOB (XIXème century)A church existed on its site since 1136. It was rebuilt in 1482 then cut down in 1838 for reasons of outdatedness probably. The current church devoted in 1875 is of neo-gothic styleInside, is it difficult to visit , because it's most of the time closed.


    THE BELFRY AND THE MUSEUM BOUCHER OF PERTHESBuilt since 1209, the Belfry, one of oldest of France, are a 20 meters height quadrangular tower whose walls are at their base 2,30 meters thickness. The unit is closer to the seigneuriaux keeps of the 12th century than of the elegant belfries of the 14 and 15th centuries. The tower of the belfry close to...

  • Vulfran Saint church (7) the wood gate

    Vulfran Saint church (7) the wood gateAlthough not completed this one is one of the most remarkable monuments of Gothic style blazing being combined here with the central gate Renaissance.

  • Saint Vulfran Church (1)

    Saint Vulfran Church (1)Although not completed this one is one of the most remarkable monuments of Gothic style blazing being combined here with the central gate Renaissance.

  • Ennoville castle

    Ennoville castleMr. Lefuel, the architect of Louvre, a private mansion called of Emonville and some greenhouses essential to his plantations.

  • Ennoville Park (2)

    Ennoville Park (2)Today the park open to the public counts more than one ten rare species among which Liriodendron Tulipifera or Tulipier of Virginia, Laburnum Alpinium, Liquidambar Styraciflua, Gingko Biloba, the Sequoia Giganteum, the Cedar of Lebanon… majority of these trees being old of more than 150 years. In the private mansion, the City...


    GARDENS Of EMONVILLE AND PUBLIC LIBRARYProperty at the 19th century of the family of Abbeville: Foucques d' Emonville. Arthur Foucques d' Emonville botanist and collector of camellias made build in 1861 within Mr. Lefuel, the architect of Louvre, a private mansion called of Emonville and some greenhouses essential to his plantations. With its death...


    VESTIGE OF THE CONVENT OF THE URSULINESOnly remain the gate of the vault and part of the frontages of the cloitre of pure style Louis XIII.En 1642, the Good Sisters settled in these establishment built according to plans' of Mother Anne of Saint-Paul. Preserved at the time revolutionist it became in 1869 the Saint-Stanislas college until 1905. It...

  • Godefroid de Bouillon (St Sepulcre...

    Godefroid de Bouillon (St Sepulcre church)On its site, Godefroy de Bouillon in 1096 with the invitation of Count GUI 1st of Ponthieu would have gathered its barons before leaving in crusade for the Holy Land.On the pic , you see the statue of Godefroid de Bouillon ( a Belgian , you know!) remebering the event.

  • Saint Sepulcre church

    Church Holy SepulchreClassified Historic building. The church was batie at the 15th century, the bell-tower and the transept was rebuilt in the neo-gothic style in 1864. The church having been partially destroyed in 1940 in its high part, of work were carried out recently. The whole of the stained glasses of this church was conceived by Alfred...

  • Saint Sepulcre

    This is one of the oldest churches in France. The tower dates back to the crusades. Apparently many of the crusaders rallied at this point before heading South, back in 1089.


Abbeville Hotels

Abbeville Restaurants

  • Superb Routier

    Restaurant on the old RN1 as you enter Abbeville from the north. Access is not as easy as the local council have put a large road divider to stop you turning left!!At the moment the "menu" is €13 for starter, main course, cheese course and dessert and incudes wine with the meal.We had egg mayonaise and pate for starters followed by beef bourgignon...

  • Disappointing... SO AVOID LIKE PLAGUE

    A very disappointing experience. Food? Let's see... Menu at €21. What we had.Starter? Pig's Head Pate... more like English "brawn" - lumps of tasteless meat in jelly or hors d'oevres grated veggies that even the most cretinous couldn't mess up.Main Course - Pepper Steak? Gristly brown meat hidden under brown sauce with peppercorns. About 50% was...

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Abbeville Shopping

  • Au P'tit Crac: Best children's shoe shop

    by benmaxwell Written Sep 10, 2004

    Tiny shoeshop run by a real expert on children's feet who is unbeatably enthusiastic and helpful. Our daughter had two club feet and we have visited a great many shoeshops in the US, England and elsewhere in Europe trying to find excellent children's shoes. Here Madame stocks Loup Blanc among many other brands and really knew her stuff. We'd go back to Abbeville for this alone.
    She was great with our son, too, who has no special foot problems. She had a good choice of shoes, sized his feet with great care and found some very suitable shoes he loved.

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