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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 and Cons
  • Pros:Typically french
  • Cons:Can't think of any
  • In a nutshell:Loads more to explore.
  • Last visit to Amiens: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 1, 2006
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  • Jun 1, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    A very interesting place,when I was there a history of Australian soldiers was being displayed. Very moving and well worth a visit

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    Jan 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Another place on my list to see. Dont forget Manfread Von Richtofen (the "Red Baron") was shot down and killed alongside the road to Corby. Barry in Lafayette, Louisiana

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    Dec 14, 2007 at 2:43 PM

    Natalie, fantastic page with brilliant photos. I can't belive that a person who flies for only 1 p, can afford such a luxurious accomodation. *winkygrin*

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2007 at 1:46 AM

    I chose Amiens for the best view of trhe total eclipse in 1999!I was right- it was great.How's lovely Kent? xx

  • clairegeordio's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2007 at 1:44 AM

    Lovely page Natalie, and that accommodation does look gorgeous!

  • poons's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2007 at 1:01 AM

    Merci pour le postcard Natalie. What a perfect place for 'celebration de Hubby' :o) Hope to see you soon. x

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2007 at 9:01 AM

    The Cathedral looks fantastic and so huge = I also enjoyed the story on the little Church - thanks for sharing

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2006 at 9:23 AM

    Very nice page. Good photos and great tips.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2006 at 12:56 PM

    Seems an age since I stopped by - have been busy building! This is a lovely page Natalie, and Le Macassar sounds absolutely wonderful.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2006 at 5:43 AM

    That B&B looks amazing! The only time is visited Amiens was back in my school days...and we went ice-skating!

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