The most secret places to enjoy the world's best chocolate as a couple

Amiens, the charming town in the north of France, has plenty of surprises in store for chocolate lovers. Let yourself be seduced by a gourmet and romantic escapade in this city of a thousand flavours, where medieval architecture blends harmoniously with chocolate nuggets that will delight your taste buds and those of your loved one.

Your weekend of love and chocolate starts here...

To enjoy the delights of Amiens to the full, prepare your gourmet itinerary for two carefully, selecting the addresses that will make you melt with shared pleasure.

Artisanal pastries and chocolates

Please note that some addresses may be temporarily closed or offer reduced opening times due to health restrictions. Please check availability before visiting.

  1. Chocolaterie Lejeune: located on rue de Beauvais, this family-run institution offers exquisite creations based on top-of-the-range chocolates, as well as local specialities (such as macaroons) that always inspire couples to savour refined sweets together.
  2. La Maison Rannou-Métivier: established nearly a century ago in the heart of the town, this prestigious establishment offers fine chocolates, delicate pastries and a whole range of savoury treats (croûtons, tuiles) to accompany your romantic moments.
  3. Comtesse du Barry: a veritable institution in Amiens, here you can discover intoxicating truffles and praline rochers that will delight lovers of sweet sensations, in a setting that is both chic and intimate, sure to set the hearts of young (and not so young!) lovebirds beating.

Tea rooms and gourmet breaks

No romantic stroll would be complete without a sweet break in a charming and welcoming tea room. Here are our suggestions:

  • Esprit Cacao The ideal place to enjoy creamy hot-chocolate, fine pastries and macaroons in a wide range of flavours from this establishment renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship.
  • L'Écume Gourmande: with its tasteful decor and comfortable armchairs, this tea room invites you to share precious moments over divine ice cream sundaes, original chocolate creations and other little treats lovingly concocted by a talented pastry chef.
  • Le Carré des Délices : You <>This sweet cocoon is sure to delight you with its exquisite chocolate creations and desserts, as well as its warm, cosy atmosphere.

The architectural highlights of Amiens for your romantic weekend

Punctuate your gourmet tour with romantic cultural interludes as you admire the architectural beauty of Amiens together.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Amiens

A majestic witness to medieval history, this impressive edifice is an ideal stop-off to delight the eyes and the heart. Admire the colourful stained glass windows, the finely crafted sculptures and the astonishing light inside before strolling hand in hand around this gothic building listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Saint-Leu district

Famous for its canals lined with brightly-coloured traditional houses, Saint-Leu is a picturesque district where the charm of the old stones meets the bohemian atmosphere. Stroll between the art galleries, original boutiques and welcoming terraces, in search of hidden gems that will make your stay unforgettable.

Romantic gardens and green spaces

Amiens, also known as the "Little Venice of the North", has an exceptional flora and fauna, with many gardens and green spaces where you can relax with your loved ones.

  1. The Hortillonnages: this succession of floating gardens covers more than 300 hectares and can be visited by boat for a bucolic and romantic getaway par excellence. Discover its cultivated fields, lush green islands and unique plant heritage, jealously preserved since the Middle Ages.
  2. Parc Saint-Pierre: let yourself be seduced by the little-known charms of this wooded area just a stone's throw from the cathedral, where nature flourishes freely away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  3. The Jardin des Plantes: dedicated to medicinal plants, this magnificent open-air theatre hosts concerts, shows and other performances throughout the year. Choose your weekend date wisely to enjoy a show under the stars or take part in one of the botanical workshops on offer.

Visit these hidden treasures and sample the delicious chocolates on offer in Amiens!

Alex Martin

Alex is a visual storyteller whose lens captures the essence of the destinations he explores. A professional photographer, he shares techniques for capturing stunning images that tell a story, as well as guides for photography enthusiasts who want to improve their travel skills.

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