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Amiens Tourist Attractions
Cathédrale d'Amiens Place Notre Dame Amiens FranceParc Archéologique de Samara La Chaussée-Tirancourt France
Maison de Jules Verne Rue Charles Dubois Amiens FranceJean Trogneux
Musée de Picardie Rue de la République Amiens FrancePerret Tower
Cirque Jules Verne Place Longueville Amiens France

Amiens is prefecture of the Somme departement. The city is known as the Picarde capital of France. The main centrepiece of the city is the Gothic Cathedral that was built between 1220 and 1270. The city iss also known for its studenty atmosphere. Amiens suffered serious damage during World War I and World War II. The city was the central settlement of the Ambiani (one of the principal tribes of Gaul). Also, the first identified site of the Paleolithic culture named Acheulean was Saint-Acheul located in Amiens.

Area & Location: The city is located on the River Somme, 75 miles (121 km) north of Paris and 65 miles (105km) south of Calais. The 49º53'32?N latitude and 02º17'55?E longitude pass through Amiens. The total area occupied by the city is 49.46 square kilometer. The city is located at an altitude of 106 metres. Around 135,501 people reside in the city with a density of 2,740 square kilometer.

Transportation: Amiens' has two stations called Amiens-Nord and the Gare Routiere. Both these stations are located next to place A.

From Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports, the RER/Metro runs to Paris. The distance from Gare du Nord to Amiens can be covered by train. From Paris Gare du Nord, tourists can reach Amiens by train SNCF or TGV. Paris - Lille and Paris - Calais trains have a stoppage at Amiens. By car A1, A16, A26-A29 and A28-A16 routes can be taken. The city central area can be explored own foot.

Hotels: Le Thil B&B, Mercure Amiens Cathedrale, Novotel Amiens Est, Premiere Classe Amiens Glisy, Le Normandie, Campanile Amiens Glisy, Minotel Le Carlton, Hotel Victor Hugo, Ibis Amiens Centre Ville, Best Western Grand Hotel De Univers, Holiday Inn Express Amiens and Best Western Hotel Royal Picardie are some popular hotels of Amiens.

Places of Attraction: The places of attraction of this beautiful city include the Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Musee de Picardie, Parc Samara and St-Leu. The Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens is the tallest of the large 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century. Infact, it is the largest church in France of its kind. Musee de Picardie is a history museum. Parc Samara is a Historic Village. The city is also known for the hortillonages garden that is located in the marshland along the Somme River.

Last Updated on: November 2nd, 2017