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

October is a busy month for cultural events in Amiens. Here is our selection of the best events not to be missed to make the most of your stay in the Picardy capital.

Pesticide consultations and children's pathologies at Amiens University Hospital

Since 1 October, the Amiens University Hospital is offering consultations on pesticides and childhood pathologies. The aim of this initiative is to recognise the occupational exposure of parents to pesticides and to claim their rights under the Victims' Compensation Fund set up in 2020. For more information about this service, please contact Dr Sylvain Chamot, head of consultations on pesticides and paediatric pathologies at Amiens University Hospital.

The Gothiques and their special Halloween jersey

Ice hockey is a very popular sport in Amiens, and Gothiques fans never miss an opportunity to support their team. On 31 October last year, the Gothiques won their third consecutive league match against Gap, and for the occasion wore a special Halloween shirt. Don't miss any of the team's forthcoming matches during your stay in Amiens!

A few key dates:

  • Every weekend in October: French Ice Hockey Championship (Ligue Magnus)
  • 31 October: Special Halloween match for Les Gothiques against Gap

The village of Étouvie

In October, the Étouvie district of Amiens will be hosting a associative village offering a wide range of activities and entertainment for all ages. Unfortunately, this year's event was interrupted following threats and an attack. Nevertheless, the mobilisation of local residents and associations shows the importance of these initiatives for the social and cultural life of the neighbourhood.

Peace rally in Amiens

In response to recent events in Israel-Palestine, a rally for peace and calling for a ceasefire was held on 25 October in front of Amiens town hall. Organised in particular by Solidaires, UNEF, LFI and Picardie debout, the aim of the rally was to call for an end to the violence, which is mainly directed against civilians, workers and their families, particularly children.

Other key events in Amiens in October:

  • Temporary exhibitions in the city's museums
  • International Documentary Film Festival
  • Concerts and shows at Cirque Jules Verne

These are just some of the activities and events taking place in Amiens in October. Whether you're just passing through or live in the city, take advantage of this rich programme to discover the cultural and historical facets of Amiens, as well as its community life.

Marc Dupont

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