"We keep coming back and discovering more." Top 5 Page for this destination Amiens by nhcram
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Most people come to Amiens to visit the largest cathedral in France - Cathedrale de Notre Dame. A gigantic Gothic structure. Also of interest is that Jules Verne spent much of his adult life here and his house is open to visitors.
The Hortillonnages, which is a protected natural area of marshland still supplies the town with vegetables and fruit and has done since the Middle Ages. It is a peaceful area where you can take boat rides an admire the floating allotments.
Amiens is ideally situated in the Picardy region of northen France. The towns close by are a great mix of old and new and are steeped in history, especially of the two world wars. The many memorials being a reminder to the horrors that occurred. As they say 'Lest we forget'
There are many lovely restaurants serving regional food and of course many great bars. The locals certainly made us feel welcome.
- Pros:Typically french
- Cons:Can't think of any
- In a nutshell:Loads more to explore.
We have been coming to this area for a few years now and have got to know some of the locals. The last time we were... more travel advice
This fantastic restaurant sits on the bank of the river and if the weather is good try and get a table outside... more travel advice
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