Amiens is located in the triangle of Paris, Brussels, London and only 1h30 from Lille by car. Made famous by its Notre Dame Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is rich in other monuments such as its Belfry, Citadel, Town Hall or Circus.
Amiens has the picturesque charm of a city of art and the many canals that cross it are called “Hortillonages” which give it the name of “Little Venice of the North”. Whether you decide to walk on the way to the hall or to drive them in a row boat, its hortillons will not leave you indifferent. In the heart of the St Leu district, at the water’s edge, you can eat or just relax with a drink after your visit to the city.
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
The Notre-Dame d’Amiens cathedral dating from 1270 is the largest cathedral in France by its interior volumes. It is of Gothic architectural style. Its architects are Robert De Luzarches, Thomas and Renaud de Cormont …
The Belfry of Amiens, monument mentioned for the first time in 1244, the belfry was destroyed then rebuilt in 1406 in white stones. Classified historical monument it allowed to watch the dangers but also served as prison …
For a long time considered the tallest tower in Western Europe with its 104m of reinforced concrete, the Tour Perret was designed in 1942 by the architect who gave it its name Auguste Perret. Recently overlooked by a glass roof that gives the time, having added it to the passage 6m high, it is now made up of offices and apartments.