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Ailly-sur-Noye - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Somme

Located 15 km south of Amiens, in the basin of the metropolis life Amiens, Ailly-sur-Noye is served by motorways A1, A16 and A29, but also by train. Ailly-sur-Noye - canton of 26 municipalities - is less than 2 hours from major cities like Paris, Lille, Rouen, Brussels or London. In a region of unspoiled nature and green spaces, Ailly-sur-Noye shows an exceptional natural heritage for the practice of tourism: hiking and biking, lakes, ponds and rivers. At the heart of a story often turbulent Ailly-sur-Noye has kept through the centuries the evidence of his past life. Since 25 years, local actors, all volunteers, in a show tells the life of people living Picard of Gaul in the second world war: a light and sound amazing on "The Breath of the earth."

Geographical information

Latitude49.7567720 (N 49° 45’ 24”)
Longitude2.3622730 (E 2° 21’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 43m to 143m
Surface area25.35 km²
Population2885 inhabitants
Density113 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAmiens (18.4 km, 22 min)
Insee code80010
IntercommunalityCC du Val de Noye

Nearest cities & towns

Jumel1 km (3 min)
Guyencourt-sur-Noye2.8 km (5 min)
Remiencourt3.3 km (4 min)
Louvrechy4 km (4 min)
Rouvrel4.6 km (6 min)
Chaussoy-Epagny4.7 km (8 min)
Estrées-sur-Noye5.3 km (5 min)
Dommartin5.8 km (7 min)
Chirmont6 km (9 min)
Cottenchy6.9 km (11 min)
Oresmaux7.1 km (9 min)
Sourdon7.3 km (8 min)
Thory7.8 km (8 min)
Grattepanche7.9 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Successively in the hands of homes Boves then Vermandois and Breteuil, the lordship of Ailly-sur-Noye pass into the hands of Luxembourg, whose most famous is John of Luxembourg: his tomb is still in the church today.

The old church of St Martin dating from the 13th century. It was rebuilt between 1892 and 1896 with a mixture of neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic on plans by architect Paul Amiens Delafortrie who also prepared plans for the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and became famous by building in Amiens churches of St. Rémy and St. Anne. In 1897, we will place the current church in the antique furniture items including the tomb of black stone from Tournai of Lord John of Luxembourg and his wife Jacqueline of Tremouille - classified as an historic monument in 1862. For more information, contact the Office de Tourisme du Val de Noye to +33 3 22 41 58 72.

The body of water Ailly-sur-Noye, near the town of Berny-sur-Noye, is a charming corner of green relaxing romp where ducks, geese and moorhens. This natural area is a delight for anglers, hikers and bikers and lovers of water sports and mini golf. Information for mayor to +33 3 22 41 71 71.

Places of interest

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Events and festivities

The green of the water of Ailly-sur-Noye is the theater for 25 years performing live "The breath of the earth." This sound and light brings to life 2,000 years of history. Thanks to 600 volunteer extras, 35 horsemen, 3000 costumes, games, water and light, fireworks, history of Picardy in Gaul until the 2nd World War is told in a magnificent scenery. The show takes place from mid-August to mid-September on Friday and Saturday nights. Contact: Tel. : +33 3 22 41 06 90 - Fax. : +33 3 63 55 60 46 - Email:

Ailly-sur-Noye is also known for its traditional "Clumsy". The "Clumsy" is actually a fair which takes place on Ascension Day. It is likely that the word "clumsy", which is not found in any text, is of ancient origin and medieval. It is part of folklore Ailly-sur-Noye is the sole heir.


Church of St. Martin in Ailly-sur-Noye
Church of St. Martin in Ailly-sur-Noye
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Tomb of John of Luxembourg
Tomb of John of Luxembourg
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Ailly-sur-Noye, green city
Ailly-sur-Noye, green city
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Sound and Lights The Breath of the Earth
Sound and Lights The Breath of the Earth
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Sound and Light Breath of the Earth
Sound and Light Breath of the Earth
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Wednesday 21 february
Min. 0°C - Max. 6°C
Thursday 22 february
Min. -2°C - Max. 5°C
Friday 23 february
Min. -3°C - Max. 6°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Folleville, 30 miles south of Amiens, was endowed in the late Middle Ages to the exceptional architecture that formed the castle and church. Vestiges of the castle still emerges from the elegant silhouette turret staircase ending in a "watches" observation which reaches 25 meters in height - listed in the inventory of historical monuments in 1992. The centerpiece of the church is the tomb of Raoul de Lannoy and his wife Jeanne de Poix, introducing forms part of the Italian Renaissance in Picardy. It is also the pulpit of the church that St. Vincent de Paul delivered January 25, 1617, his first sermon, which is behind the "Mission Work" for the relief of the poor and sick . The church is listed as an historic monument since 1862 and is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO under the Roads to Compostela. Free visits to the castle and the church as well as tours - for groups and by appointment - are from May to September.

Every year, the last weekend of August "The Medieval Folleville" gathers troops medieval craftsmen merchants, armed men, jousting on horseback, flying birds of prey, a bear ... For two days, small in size but large in its heritage, the village is Folleville its party clothes. Over three acres around the remains of the castle and the church world heritage of UNESCO, hundreds of volunteers back in time to offer everyone to discover the life of the Middle Ages. 2 to 102 years old, young and old will marvel at the baker, the riders and their mounts, artisans, dancers and musicians, armed men ... What better way to spend an unforgettable day. All four protagonists begin to show you a fun and educational life of the Middle Ages through demonstrations and public participation. The surroundings of the castle is transformed into a true medieval camp with multicolored encampments, period furniture and accessories, campfires ... without forgetting the many purists who live there and live their passion.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cruise on the Somme canal
Nature and the great outdoors450 € to 5000 € Corbie (19.7 km)
Hire a licence-free live-in boat on the Somme
Nature and the great outdoors1352 € to 1491 € Cappy (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Vésigneux to Folleville
HikeEasy2h00Paillart (10.6 km)
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Blangy-Tronville (14.4 km)
Somme towpath
Village visitEasy1h00Blangy-Tronville (14.4 km)
Tribune of British Officers
HikeEasy3h00Dernancourt (31 km)
Launch site of the Second World War V1
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Maulvis (41 km)


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