Its capital, Amiens boasts an impressive Gothic cathedral and if
this is not enough - try the popular cathedral cities of Reims and Laon.
Geographically, the artificial character of the region is also apparent.
Although Picardy is a vast flat plain of open fields, famed for the gruesome Battle
of the Somme, the south of Picardie (historically part of Île-de-France)
is a very scenic hilly area with large forests and great for exploring.
The Somme River winds through Picardy and is home to extensive wildlife and estuary land.
To the south of Amiens, much of Picardy is flat agricultural land. But as you head
Southeast, the countryside has wooded hills that begin to merge with the plains of nearby
Champagne. Here you will find the historical towns of Soissons and Compiegne, which
is famed for its royal palace, built for hunting, on the edge of a forest.
Gerberoy and Senlis will plunge you back into the Middle Ages, whilst the Asterix Park or the Sea of Sand will keep the