Le Jardin des Roses tea salon in Compiègne. Photo: Oise Tourisme

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden gems only the locals know about

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TOP HOTEL SELECTION

Hôtel le Prieuré, Amiens

This 3-star hotel is in an 18th-century heritage building with contemporary décor in a pedestrian street beside the cathedral. Breakfast only. Website: www.hotel-prieure-amiens.com

Hôtel Mémorial, Saint-Quentin

A centrally located 3-star hotel in a 19th-century mansion that was renovated in 2012. Breakfast only. Website: hotel-memorial.com

Tiara Château Hotel Mont Royal, Chantilly

In the heart of the Chantilly Forest is this sumptuous 5-star hotel, just 15km from Charles de Gaulle airport. Gourmet cuisine by chef Benoist Rambaud, plus jazz and opera events are some of the treats in store. Website: montroyal-chantilly.tiara-hotels.com

Enjoy a touch of luxury at the Tiara Château Hotel Mont Royal in Chantilly

Hôtel Marotte, Amiens

Twelve spacious rooms and suites are available in two buildings making up this 5-star hotel. Breakfast only. Website: www.hotel-marotte.com

Domaine de Barive, Sainte Preuve

A château-hotel with gourmet restaurant, spa and luxury B&B rooms in a country setting close to Laon. Website: www.domainedebarive.com

B&B

Butterworth Farm, Pozières

For B&B or self-catering, try this hotel near the spot where British composer George Butterworth died in the trenches in 1916. Website: www.butterworth-cottage.com

The elegant Domaine de Vadancourt B&B

Le Domaine de Vadancourt, Maissemy

An elegant château B&B near Saint Quentin offering large bedrooms overlooking a quiet park and lake. Option of table d’hôte on reservation. Website: www.domainedevadancourt.fr

Chateau d’Auteuil, Beauvais

A hotel with three guest bedrooms in a tranquil red-brick château near Beauvais, amid forest and paddocks. Website: www.chateaudauteuil.com

Le Moulin de Roilaye, Pierrefonds

Just five minutes from Pierrefonds château, this historic mill offers two bedrooms and a suite in peaceful gardens. Table d’hôte dinner available to order on reservation. Website: www.moulinderoilaye.com

Le Moulin de Roilaye. Photo: Oise Tourisme

RESTAURANTS

Le Quai, Amiens

Enjoy waterside dining in the atmospheric St Leu district close to the cathedral. Try local specialities including ficelle and duck pâté.

A La Bonne Idée, Saint Jean aux Bois

An wonderful beamed restaurant serving gourmet food at its inn, with rooms in a forest village setting between Compiègne and Pierrefonds. Website: www.a-la-bonne-idee.fr

La Basilique, Albert

This popular restaurant serves traditional fare in a 2-star Logis hotel beside the Basilica in Albert. Website: www.hotelbasiliquesomme.fr

Villa d’Isle, Saint Quentin

Fine dining in one of the few surviving 17th-century buildings in Saint Quentin. Website: www.villadisle.com

Le Bistrot d’Antoine, Péronne

For traditional bistrot-style cuisine with a daily lunchtime menu opposite the Historial de la Grande Guerre, try this charming restaurant. Website: www.bistrot-antoine.fr

Restaurant Auberge de la Vallée d’Ancre, Authuille

A family-run riverside restaurant in a tranquil setting offering traditional local dishes with a modern twist. Awarded two forks in the Michelin Guide. Website: www.auberge-ancre.fr

La Taverne du Château, Guise

Produce is sourced from within a 20km radius of this family-run restaurant close to Guise château. Website: www.taverne-chateau-guise.fr

Le Jardin des Roses tea room, Compiègne

Indulge yourself with tea, cake and savoury treats at this stylish tearoom in the grounds of Compiègne’s Imperial palace. Website: www.comptoirbvh.com

From France Today magazine

Stay at the Hôtel le Prieuré, which is located right next to Amiens cathedral
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