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Amiens

amiens

Whether your interest lies in history, you'rre a culture vulture, nature lover or you simply like to stroll around, Amiens works its charms on everyone.

Amiens is the tallest of the large 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century and is the largest in France of its kind. Amiens is also famous for the “hortillonages” garden on small islands in the marshland along the Somme river, surrounded by a grid network of man-made canals. Also try to visit Belfry, Jules Verne’s House, and at least a few of Amiens many museums.

 Is there a local speciality?
Amiens Macaroons are a famous local delicacy. If you’d like to sample some make sure you visit the confiserie Trogneux.

Any good activities around?
Amiens Cathedral is a world heritage site. Also try to explore some of the island gardens on marshland around the Somme. Children will love Amien zoo, home to over 400 animals from 100 different species that live in their natural habitats. The zoo is also involved in the preservation of endangered species and takes part in many European breeding programs

When's market day?
Wednesday & Saturday all day. Sunday morning in a place called ‘le pigeonnier’

Interesting town fact
You can visit the maison à la tour where Jules Verne lived for nearly 20 years, it offers visitors a place where the fantasy and day-to-day worlds of the famous author from Amiens merge together.