Cities of France: Amiens

Capital of Picardia and the Modern Department of Somme WWW.Somme-Tourisme.COM – Ancient Amiens (Amiens) lies in the upper course of Somma, away from the coast.

Founded by the Romans under the name of Samrobriva ("Bridge over Samara", As then called Somme), he occupied a very profitable strategic position and because of this, it was repeatedly destroyed by the Normans, then the Burgundians, the British. There were no passage and world wars for him, but unlike many other cities in the region, Amiens was restored almost completely and very competently.


Historical monuments here survived noticeably more than in neighboring cities, although the medieval quarter Saint-Le, Former once the center of the prosperous textile industry Amiens, Cathedral Notre Dame (1220-1269., The largest gothic building in France is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List), Julie University Verne And the network of older Channels They are considered one of the most authentic in Picardia.

Framing almost the whole city "Outiaonzh" (Hortillonnages – Burned on the site of the devised marshes and vegetable farms, whose products directly goes to the local market and in restaurants) give the city a famous Flemish charm.

Local collections have a good reputation – Museum of Picardia (Opened from Thursday to Sunday, with 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00; entrance – 4 euros) in a rich mansion of hotel de Bernie (XIX in., From May to September – from Thursday to Sunday, from 14.00 to 18.00; From October to April – on Sundays, from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00; entrance – 2 euros) next to the cathedral, Museum Park "Samara" www.Samara.FR (devoted to the prehistoric period in the life of Europe), as well as House Museum of Jules Verne In a historic building with a romantic turret.

Reviews and studies of trips

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Cities of France Amiens

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