"Amiens..A beautiful town" Amiens by Applelyn
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Amiens is a city in the north of France, 120 km north of Paris. It is the capital city of the Somme départment, Picardy. Amiens, the city that survived the two wars and is the start of the Hundred Days Offensive on 8 August 1918 which led to the end of World War 1, Battle of the Somme. Today, the city had rebuilt itself in its own way
Amiens is celebrated for a treaty of peace between France and England concluded in 1802. It is also known for its gardens on small islands in the marshland along the Somme River, surrounded by man-made canals. Houses of Picardy have a distinct character, built with dark red bricks, in contrast with the neighboring provinces. In their people, I sensed a greater togetherness and pride than those living in other towns of France.
By tradition, it was at the gates of Amiens that Saint Martin of Tours, at the time still a Roman soldier, divided his cloak with a naked beggar.
- Pros:Nice culture and people
- Cons:Most people speak french only
- In a nutshell:Nice city for a short trip and a reasonable standard of living
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