Ferries are the natural means for getting to Picardy, since you can bring your own car – ideal for family holidays. Amiens is just over 1hr 30mins south of the main ferry crossing hub of Calais in the Pas-de-Calais, and a little closer to Dieppe in Normandy.

Trains are another option, but you will need to hire a car to explore the region.

Note that Ryanair’s flights to ‘Paris’ actually land at Beauvais in the Oise département.