What to do in Amiens in July: must-do activities [Advice]

Summer is finally here, and with it, July in the charming town of Amiens. Do you want to have an unforgettable summer and make the most of the activities on offer in this picturesque destination? Here's our selection of the best things to do in Amiens in July.

Watch the Olympic torch relay on 4 July

This year, Amiens has the honour of welcoming the Olympic flame on 4 July.Three weeks before the start of the Olympic Games in Paris. Don't miss this historic event to support the torchbearers and celebrate the sporting spirit so dear to the Olympic Games.

Highlights of the relay

  • See local athletes proudly carrying the Olympic flame
  • Follow the route of the flame through the city and its emblematic monuments
  • Attend events and shows on the Olympic theme

The name of the final relay runner remains a mystery, but there are rumours that Marie-José Pérec, Olympic champion in 1992 and 1996, will light the cauldron in Paris on 26 July during the opening ceremony of the Games.

Enjoy concerts and cultural events

Amiens also offers a rich and varied cultural programme in July. Concerts, dance performances and arts festivals make their appearance during the fine weather.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of events not to be missed:

  • Amiens International Film Festival
  • Les Nuits de l'Aquarium, concerts and entertainment in the exceptional setting of the zoological park
  • The Art, Towns & Landscape Festival

Don't forget to check the organisers' websites or the local press for details of event dates and venues!

Discover the history and heritage of Amiens

The city of Amiens has a impressive historical and cultural heritageThis makes it a must for lovers of art and history.

Here are a few emblematic places to visit:

  • Notre-Dame d'Amiens cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a masterpiece of Gothic art.
  • The medieval quarter of Saint-Leu with its canals, colourful houses and many trendy restaurants and bars
  • The Maison Jules Verne, where the author lived between 1882 and 1900, transformed into a museum to discover the world of this visionary writer.
  • The Hortillonnages, floating gardens cultivated since the Middle Ages, which can be visited aboard traditional boats.

Don't hesitate to ask at tourist offices for information on prices and opening times of tourist sites.

Stroll through the lush greenery of Amiens

One of Amiens' main assets is its lush countryside and green spaces. In July, make the most of the fine weather to explore the many parks and gardens that inhabit the city.

Here are some suggestions for walks:

  • The Coulée Verte, the green lane that runs alongside the Somme and offers a pleasant stroll through the heart of the town
  • Parc Saint-Pierre, a huge green space between the cathedral and the station, ideal for picnics and relaxation
  • Bonvallet Wood, a haven of peace just a few minutes from the town centre

So don't wait any longer and plan your stay in Amiens now to take advantage of the many activities on offer in July!

Marc Dupont

Marc is the ultimate adventurer. A former survival instructor, he has a penchant for wild destinations and extreme challenges. From skydiving in New Zealand to solo trekking in Patagonia, Marc shares his tips for having unforgettable adventures while staying safe.

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