Make the most of your stay at the Brit Hotel Saint-Quentin and discover Saint-Quentin and its surroundings. A town in the Aisne department and Picardie region, Saint-Quentin is made up of 56,000 inhabitants. It is the second-most populated town in the Picardie region. It is situated between the cities of Amiens and Reims, on the Somme. Largely rebuilt after the First World War (the town was occupied for 4 years by the Germans), nowadays it has a rich architectural heritage.
Some very pretty buildings punctuate the town of Saint-Quentin, notably the Saint-Quentin Basilica and the Hôtel de Ville. The Basilica is a traditional royal collegiate church. It houses the relics of Saint-Quentin as well as his body, which rests in the crypt. In a flamboyant Gothic style, the Hôtel de Ville was built in 1509.
173 sculptures adorn this architectural gem. The Château-Fort de la Guise is also a remarkable place to visit. Constructed between the 10th and 16th centuries, it was reformed by Vauban. This chateau is evidence of the evolution of military architecture over the past millennium.
See what lies underneath Saint-Quentin! Set off on an original visit inside the town's underground passages. Ancient royal dungeons and labyrinthine tunnels await you, for a trip as mystical as it is mysterious! (Reservation compulsory at the Tourist Office of Saint-Quentin)
Saint-Quentin also has a number of museums to discover: the Village af Ancient Professions, the Museum of Butterflies, the Museum of Chain Boat Navigation, the house of Henri Matisse or the House of Marie-Jeanne Museum. A chance to enjoy yourself and further your knowledge with family or among friends!
Parks and Gardens
Eager to recharge your batteries? To go for a stroll in a calm and revitalising environment?
Head to one of the town's many parks and gardens, among which the Parc des Champs-Elysées is particularly noteworthy.
This 8-hectare park, situated at the heart of the town, consists of a bandstand, a boules pitch and a tennis court.
Activities and Leisure
Saint-Quentin and its region can offer various activities for you to do during your stay. Are you a lover of thrills? Head off to Saint-Quentin’s airfield for a parachute jump! Do you prefer more classic activities? Let yourself be tempted by a boat trip to the Marais d’Isle nature reserve and enjoy the natural surroundings. Uncover the 50 hectares of this Natural Park and its various rare birds! Five protected plant species live in complete freedom within the park: Great Spearwort, Fen Pondweed, European Waterhemlock, Brown Flatsedge or Swamp Sawgrass.
Of course, many other activities are readily available in Saint-Quentin: cinema, bowling, go-karting…