Our first stop was Amiens, Northern France. With a population of around 135,000, Amiens in Northern France is home to the largest house of God in all France. Its Gothic cathedral, the Cathedrale Notre-Dame D’Amiens, a UNESCO world heritage site is a gem that shines bright over a town otherwise largely devoid of any other tourist sites. Surprisingly then, or perhaps unsurprisingly, there was a proliferation of ‘touristy’ restaurants along the canal which offered 3 course set price menus.
Our research had led us to Les Marissons. A former 15 century boathouse, it’d been transformed into a cosy old fashioned dining room with an intimate and romantic outside terrace. Its surroundings were tranquil and peaceful, reflecting its positioning between the canal and the lovely landscaped gardens that greet you as you enter, which on this particularly pleasant summer evening provided a certain for a dinner night out in France.