Published: 14:06, 23 October 2019
| Updated: 15:46, 30 October 2019
Looking to escape to somewhere really Christmassy this year?
Why not make the short hop across the Channel this December and soak in the atmosphere and festivities of the Christmas Market in the beautiful French city of Amiens.
And now for the best bit!
The Club Hotelier Association - a group of 15 Hoteliers in and around the City of Amiens - are offering some incredible overnight packages for a short stay in the run up to Christmas.
Special deals are currently on offer from Saturday, November 23 for double rooms on a bed and breakfast basis for two people.
The festivities get underway in Amiens in mid-November and you too can be sipping Champagne opposite Amiens Cathedral this winter so GET IN QUICK!
You can find some brilliant cut price deals including nightly rates per room starting from just £52.58 (€62) in a 2-star hotel, £58.52 (€69) for a 3 star and £83.96 (€99) for top of the range 4 star (plus city tax) accommodation.
Reservations can be made online by VISITING THE WEBSITE HERE and using the special promotional code CHRISTMAS2019.
Amiens continues to be a top destination for British visitors and locals alike during the Christmas period, and the introduction of its traditional and beautiful Christmas market some 20 years ago has only boosted its popularity.
This year’s Christmas Market promises to be another amazing mixture of fun and entertainment featuring many festive events and activities.
Located in the heart of the city, the 130 Christmas stalls offer a fantastic choice of local and regional food and gifts, ranging from clothes, puppets, toys, gifts and decorations to delicious food, sweets and drinks.
Local artisans will be offering beautifully crafted gifts, including leather goods, jewellery, cashmere scarves, figurines, candles and ornaments.
The stalls are open every week day from 10:30am to 7pm (except Monday which is from 2pm to 7pm) while they’re open until 9pm on Saturdays.
The Christmas market ends on Monday, December 30.
The massive ice rink is great for both adults and children who can skate daily for free from 11am to 7:30pm (from 2pm on Mondays).
The enchanting North Pole animated displays are always worth a visit, and they can be seen daily from 10am to 8pm.
A big wheel ride offers the chance for an amazing view over the city showing all the festive decorations.
Cathedral light show
An added attraction is the amazing cathedral light show running nightly from Saturday, November 23 until the end of December.
Visitors can gaze at the amazing illuminations displayed around the cathedral from 7pm and experience the buzz and magic of Amiens at night.
Those looking to make the two-hour drive from Calais need only take the A16/E402 route via Boulogne and follow the motorway signs to Amiens.
To make a hotel reservation visit the official website and use the promotional code CHRISTMAS2019.