Picardie Travel Guide

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Amiens

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143,403,22

Chantilly

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55,157,8

Beauvais

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49,147,13

Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme

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76,148,3

Senlis

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24,86,4

Abbeville

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22,37,5

Compiègne

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24,54,6

Vic-sur-Aisne

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19,57,0

Villers-Bretonneux

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13,29,0

Pierrefonds

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38,174,0

Berny-Rivière

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7,11,0

Le Crotoy

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15,31,0

Laon

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11,77,10

Saint-Quentin

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5,16,10

Albert

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9,9,4

Saint-Riquier

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15,33,0

Royaumont

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13,64,0

Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique

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25,75,0

Château-Thierry

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6,22,7

Blérancourt

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11,23,0

Fort-Mahon-Plage

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4,5,1

Boufflers

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0,0,1

Soissons

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6,32,3

Péronne

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3,12,2

Noyon

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4,14,1

Crépy-en-Valois

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0,10,1

Creil

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0,10,2

Clermont

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0,10,0

Ault

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1,3,0

Naours

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3,7,0

Jaux

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0,0,1

Gerberoy

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3,5,0

Amiens

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Chantilly

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  • walk Chantilly

    Chantilly Favorites

    another town to walk a bit more expansive due to the racecourse,living horse museum and castle and then the town, but still doable and many surprises along the way.The viaduc de la canaridiere at the beginning of the valley de la Nonette, its a work part of the railroad line Paris-Creil, opened in May 10 1859. It has a height of 22,35 meters and a...

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  • Tiara Chateau Hotel Mont Royal Chantilly

    Chantilly Hotels

    Route de Plailly, La Chapelle-en-Serval, Picardy, 60520, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Church Notre Dame de Chantilly

    Chantilly Off The Beaten Path

    a wonderful church by the back of the racecourse and near the castle. Built by Henri-Jules, son of the Grand Condé from 1687 to 1691, on a plan of the architect Mansard then enlarged by Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon in 1724, it was consecrated under the patronage of our Lady of the assumption.Inside, paintings by Louis de Boulogne said the younger...

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Beauvais

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  • The Saint Pierre Cathedral, world famous...

    Beauvais Things to Do

    The Cathedral hosts the world's oldest chiming clock, made in 1303. It is still working. Who the man that created the clock was is not known but it seems likely he was from the region since there were many clock builders coming from Flanders working in other places.

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  • City Hotel Beauvais

    Beauvais Hotels

    227 Avenue Marcel Dassauit, Beauvais, Picardy, 60 000, France

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Like an English pub

    Beauvais Restaurants

    As we made our way from the cathedral to the train station, we stopped in here for lunch. We had a couple of okay croque Italians, one with ham and cheese and the other with cheese, tomato sauce and pesto and both with a small salad. They have a good beer selection and we both had Leffe’s and finished with espressos. I don’t remember the exact...

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Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme

  • Historic Remparts...

    Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme Things to Do

    As you work your way through the town you will soon come across a really idyllic and picturesque part of the town that seems almost aloof from the bustle of the harbour but retains its character and always presents itself in it's full glory. Take a camera and take a flask of coffee and enjoy the remparts which have such a strong connection to the...

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  • Hotel Picardia

    Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme Hotels

    41 rue du Romerel, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, 80230, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Somme.

    Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme Things to Do

    The Somme River Its source is located close to Fonsommes in the department of Aisne at a hundred meters of altitude. Its valley forms a complex whole of river, marsh, ponds and channels. The river preserves over all its length (245 kilometres) an orientation towards the West or the West-north-west, but it describes many meanders. The Somme is...

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Senlis

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  • CREPY-EN-VALOIS

    Senlis Off The Beaten Path

    Crepiy-en-Valois is a "cite medieval" and is located only 27kms from Senlis. I think it is worth a visit. This old town, sits in a pretty position, high on a prominent piece of land. Houses date to the 14th & 18th centuries, many built by Royal officials. There's a Castle, Ramparts, Abbey, several Churches and a Museum on Archery.

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  • Hostellerie de la Porte-Bellon

    Senlis Hotels

    We walked here from the bus station, just a couple of blocks. It is quiet and traffic free with...

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  • SENLIS TRAIN STATION

    Senlis Things to Do

    This was a building that caught my attention in Senlis. It was different to the other old buildings, in that the stone work of orange & cream gave a chequered effect. It isn't the original station, as that was burnt by German troop's in 1914, and then demolished. The new building was built in 1922. In 1950, the rail passenger rail service closed,...

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Abbeville

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  • Superb Routier

    Abbeville Restaurants

    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...

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  • Hotel Restaurant Mercure Abbeville Hotel...

    Abbeville Hotels

    19 Place du Pilori

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Jan van Robai MANUFACTURE of oar

    Abbeville Things to Do

    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,...

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Compiègne

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  • The Cloisters, St. Corneille

    Compiègne Things to Do

    In ancient times, several Kings and Queens were buried here, among them Louis the Stammerer, king of West Francia (died 879), and Adelaide of Paris (died 901), his second wife. We were just passing through town and the place was closed when we were there.

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  • Mercure Compiegne Sud

    Compiègne Hotels

    Carrefour Jean Monnet D 200, BP 20447, Compiegne, Ile-de-France, 60472, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • ARMISTICE CLEARING

    Compiègne Things to Do

    The end of World War I....Little bit difficult to find. Free car park. Couple of Euros to get in the musuem. Interesting for kids too.This is where the German surrender was accepted by Marshal Foch, in a railway carriage, on the 11th November 1918. Thereafter the date was called Armistice Day. I presume the date wasn’t called that already, and the...

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Vic-sur-Aisne

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  • Planes, trains and Automobiles

    Vic-sur-Aisne Transportation

    There aren't any! Maybe 4 buses a day into La Fabrique with many more on the (2/3 miles away) main road, but if you are looking to use bus or train travel to get around and about this area, I'm afraid you won't be able toNearest train st is Villers Coterets although of course, Soisson and Compiegne are 10k in either direction but a taxi to and from...

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  • Excellent All Round

    Vic-sur-Aisne Restaurants

    Think 1970's, think chintz and old fashioned France Now think home cooked food actually cooked almost in front of youThink tasty food, cooked by the proprietors wife.Almost like sitting in your lounge with strangers invited in as well. The atmosphere is fabulous, the owner is friendly and very French and whilst the whole restaurant needs some...

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  • Not a tent for Maria !!!!

    Vic-sur-Aisne Local Customs

    Maria doesn`t seem to like being at one with nature...Prowling the caravan for ants and other small insects !!!!!!!!I think she prefers the hotel type of holiday..Oh well...We`ll have to go away again then !!!!!!

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Villers-Bretonneux

  • Read about General Sir John Monash

    Villers-Bretonneux Things to Do

    No one visiting Somme battle sites should do so without an understanding of the pivotal role played by Australian General, Sir John Monash in World War One. Monash's use of coordinated combined forces including:- troops from several nations; artillery; tanks & aircraft plus meticulous planning; preparing up-to-date maps and the use of subterfuge to...

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  • Check out sole surviving German A7V WW1...

    Villers-Bretonneux Off The Beaten Path

    Here is an "extreme" Off The Beaten Path Experience. "Extreme" in that the "Path" is a long one - all the way to Queensland, Australia.The only example of an original World War One German A7V Tank is housed in the Railway Workshops Museum in Ipswich (25 miles west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia).A visit to see the "Mephisto", as it was named,...

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  • Winter Woolies: A Must during Dawn...

    Villers-Bretonneux What to Pack

    I was somewhat bemused (embarrassed to be an Australian) to see on the tv coverage of the 2008 dawn ANZAC Day service at the Australian Memorial Oz visitors dressed in summer attire more suited to a beach in Oz. Some of the visitors interviewed were obviously distressed - not by the solemn occasion, but by the hypothermia from which they were...

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Pierrefonds

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  • CHATEAU PIERREFONDS CHAPEL

    Pierrefonds Things to Do

    The Chapel I thought to be a little disappointing. It does happen to be the only known religious building with a pulpit above the choir. It is quite bare inside, no pews or anything like that, just a few nice stained glass windows. The entry door is attractive. On the central pillar is Viollet - le -Duc in pilgrim's clothes. You can walk inside and...

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  • THE TOWN CENTRE

    Pierrefonds Things to Do

    The Town Centre is a very compact area close to the Lake and where the Hotel De Ville is located. If you need a Toilet, then look for the signs located close by and they will lead you to them. Behind the Hotel De Ville, is a War Memorial commemorating the residents of Pierrefonds who were killed or missing in World War I and World War II. I did...

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  • THE LAKE

    Pierrefonds Things to Do

    The lake is situated in the town centre of Pierrefonds. We parked our car beside it, then walked alongside to the Tourist Information centre which is along the same road. I could imagine how popular this Lake would be in warmer weather, the Swan paddleboats wouldn't be sitting idle then! There was plenty of seating along the paved area where the...

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Berny-Rivière

  • Excellent Food Excellent Value for Money

    Berny-Rivière Restaurants

    We went to Berny Riviere last year but Chez Micheline was fully booked so this year we made sure we got in and booked as soon as we got there! I had read about this place on here and other trip sites and wanted to try it out as the food was, apparently, good but cheap.The food is better than good and better than cheap, it’s dirt cheap. And my...

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  • Cycle Notes

    Berny-Rivière Off The Beaten Path

    Keycamp, with whom you can book your holiday to stay at La Croix du Vieux Pont, provide you with cycle notes.There are a number of routes ranging from 1-2 miles to 10 miles or more. They also range in difficulty for people of all agesWe will be doing some cycling this year and will hopefully be able to upload pictures and notes of our own.Cycle...

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  • Armistice Clearing

    Berny-Rivière Things to Do

    Compiègne is such a beautiful place to visit. Just few miles outside the town is the Armistice Clearing where Germany surrendered the first world battles. It was also where Hitler returned to sign his surrender to FranceWell worth a visit but check out the opening times before you go - they take long lunch breaks in France. Easily found as it is...

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Le Crotoy

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  • Steam Train Around The Bay

    Le Crotoy Transportation

    There's an historical train line called the chemin de fer de la baie de la somme that travels to Le Crotoy from Noyelles or St Valery which are further around the bay. Its not particularly cheap either...works out about 40 euros for a family of four. However if money is no object its a nice day out.Note that the ticket office in St Valery is not at...

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  • Cathedral de Notre Dame, at Amiens

    Le Crotoy Things to Do

    Well worth the drive inland to the City of Amiens is the largest gothic cathedral in France. This magnificent edifice was finished in 1269, and was declared a World Heritage site in 1981. The cathedral is illuminated by a powerful light show which displays the frontal facade with it's display of impressive sculpture to it's best advantage.The...

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  • Narrow Gauge Steam Railway

    Le Crotoy Things to Do

    We couldn't resist a trip on the narrow gauge railway which travels around the bay to St. Valery several times a day. The train leaves the station at Le Crotoy and wends it's way through farmland and marshes, over level crossings and bridges, to arrive at St. Valery an hour later.Try to book in advance if possible, and catch a train which allows...

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Laon

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  • Charming and good Salon de The

    Laon Restaurants

    Who would eat in a restaurant called “Arsenic and Old Lace?” Well, we did and not only survived very nicely, but had a wonderful lunch as well. This a quite small place with wonderful décor just off the main square in front of the cathedral. I would call it a tea room. Our light lunch was a very tasty chicken pot pie with carrots in a delicious...

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  • Mercure Laon Golf de L'Ailette

    Laon Hotels

    Parc de l'Ailette, , Laon, Picardie 02860

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Animals on the Cathedral?

    Laon Things to Do

    This is a beautiful and historic old cathedral with wonderful 13th Century stained glass and a white stone interior that really gives it a very luminous quality. What I really like about it, though, is that the beasts who lugged the huge stones up to the top of the hill have apparently been honored by having statues of oxen all around the towers....

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Saint-Quentin

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  • No Through Road

    Saint-Quentin Warnings and Dangers

    St Quentin is a virtual labarynth of one way and no turn streets, making driving a bloody trial. Don't bother, the place is small enough that you can walk from place to place most easily.

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  • Akena City Saint Quentin

    Saint-Quentin Hotels

    Rue Archimede, Zac du Bois de la Choque, St-Quentin, 2100, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel de Ville

    Saint-Quentin Things to Do

    The Hotel de Ville is the last surviving original edifice on the grand Place, which was bombed out in WWI. Architectually, it ranks as a good enough example of the Gothis style that it once appeared on a Frank note (I forget which one), which was one of St Quentin's rare forays into the headlines!

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Albert

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  • The Somme battlefields

    Albert Things to Do

    Any visit to France I recommend that you make a visit here, a truly poignant place and a time for reflection.

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  • Best Western Hotel Royal Picardie

    Albert Hotels

    Avenue du General Leclerc, Albert, Amiens, Picardy, 80300, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The aeroplane and the station

    Albert Things to Do

    The aeroplane hanging up in the station is a pre-war Potez, I think a Potez 36 - the revolutionary design with the wings that can be folded back. It's there as a memorial to Henry Potez, the great aeroplane builder, who was born nearby (his factory was in Méaulte - it's now part of Airbus) and was at one time mayor of Albert. The station façade is...

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