Boves is situated approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Paris, the national capital.
While it may be a temptation to just kick back and relax while visiting Boves, keep in mind that the surrounding region's abundance of natural and man-made attractions are never more than a day trip away. Poix-de-Picardie and Thiepval are two more places worth checking out while you're in Picardy.
Around 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the northwest of Boves is Amiens, a regional city where you can visit Zenith Amiens, Samara and Jules Verne House. Hortillonnages Floating Gardens, Amiens Cathedral and Musee de l'Hotel de Berny are other good places to visit.
If the weather isn't ideal, don't worry, Picardy is home to a wide range of history museums, that will keep culture vultures entertained and dry.
This region boasts a number of gentle activities. Spend a few hours bird watching or cycling and leave your worries behind.
Sampling the food eaten by locals is often about more than just nutrition. It offers a glimpse into people's lives and places. Take a tip from the locals and enjoy flamique a porions (leek tart) or tart au maroilles (cheese tart).
As the sun sets on your adventures, spend your last euros on that last souvenir and bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the people you've met and the spots you've enjoyed.