First weekend of 2024 in Picardy: 12 ideas for getting the year off to a good start

The Picardy region is bursting with activities and events to get 2024 off to a great start. Whether you're a film buff, an exhibition enthusiast or a thrill-seeker, here are 12 ideas for outings to make the most of your first weekend of the year in Picardy.

1. The greatest film scores at Amiens' Théâtre du Centre-Ville

Discover the masterpieces of great composers such as Hans Zimmer, John Williams and John Barry at an exceptional film concert. Soloists from the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic will perform your favourite film music, including music from The Last Samurai, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pearl Harbor, Star Wars and Schindler's List.

2. Photographic exhibition at the Galerie Simoneau

Enjoy this temporary exhibition showcasing the work of a number of regional and international photographers. It's a visual journey through different worlds, styles and artistic techniques that you won't want to miss.

3. Guided tour of Abbeville's heritage

Discover Abbevilliers' rich heritage on a guided tour organised by the Tourist Office. On the programme: the church of Saint-Sépulcre, the collegiate church of Saint-Vulfran and many other emblematic sites of this town steeped in history.

4. A walk in the Saint-Vincent-Bragny Game Park

  • Discover the wild animals of Picardy in an unspoilt natural setting.
  • Take part in educational activities to learn more about the local fauna.
  • Take advantage of the walking trail to stroll around and discover the riches of the park.

5. Creative workshops at the Beauvais Media Library

For the more creative among you, take part in the many workshops on offer at the multimedia library: pottery, painting, sculpture and 3D printing. It's sure to be a fun and artistic experience.

6. The Compiègne local farmers' market

A not-to-be-missed event for epicureansThis market brings together local craftsmen and producers to offer you a wide choice of quality regional products, including cheeses, charcuterie, honeys, vegetables and more.

7. Visit to the Château de Chantilly

Admire the sumptuous collections of the Musée Condé on a guided tour of the château. Stroll through the magnificent gardens, designed by Le Nôtre, and discover the secrets of this princely residence.

8. Find out about the work being carried out on the Transilien line in the Île-de-France region

Curious about transport developments in the region? Take part in a guided tour of the Transilien worksites to discover the projects planned for the next six months of 2024. Information and bookings from Île-de-France Mobilités.

9. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Come and watch screenings of short films from all over the world at this year's festival. Meetings with the directors, round tables and workshops are also on the programme for this not-to-be-missed cinematic event.

10. Concerts and events to celebrate the Fête nationale in Nieurlet

Celebrate the Fête nationale in a warm and festive atmosphere at Nieurlet. On the programme: concert, fireworks, children's workshops, popular dance and many other surprises.

11. Amiens flea market

For lovers of second-hand goods and bargainsMake the most of your weekend to browse the aisles of this major flea market, held monthly in Amiens. Who knows, you might just find the rare gem you're looking for?

12. A sporting day at the Val Joly adventure park

To round off the weekend in style, try your hand at one of the many sporting activities on offer at the adventure park: accrobranche (tree climbing), tyrolienne (zip line), bike rides and canoeing. There's plenty to keep you active while enjoying the surrounding countryside.

In short, there's something for everyone on this first weekend of 2024 in Picardy. So don't wait any longer, and let yourself be tempted by the many activities on offer to get the new year off to a flying start!

Claudia Bernard

Claudia turned her passion for travel into a sustainable lifestyle by becoming a digital nomad. She explores the globe while working remotely, offering practical advice for those who want to combine work and a passion for travel. Discover her tips for finding the best work spots, managing jet lag and living a balanced nomadic life.

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