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Light Rain
max. 17 °C
min. 12 °C

Wind: 4 km/h
Precipitation forecast: 1,1 mm
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Data updated at 02:25 (local time)
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Light Rain 12.8 °C / Light Rain

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When to go to Amiens? (France)

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What to do in Amiens : Tips, places, hotels and restaurants

AmiensLocated in the Picardy region in northern France, Amiens has about 125,000 inhabitants, and is sometimes called North Little Venice because of its numerous canals and its floating gardens. It also has one of the largest cathedrals in the world, Gothic jewel of a rich heritage to discover. Amiens is accessed by motorway from Paris or Lille by train from Paris, Lille, Rouen, Brussels, Lyon and London, and a connection by bus can reach Roissy Airport. To move around the city, you can choose between two tram lines, a network of buses, and bike paths with bicycle sharing system. Several sites will attract the traveler who spends a few days in Amiens: Notre Dame Cathedral is a must, with its impressive volume (200 000 m3), its spire at 112 meters high, its huge central nave, the 3000 statues and gargoyles that decorate; the belfry, 52 meters high, towering over the square wire and striking the hours throughout the day; Municipal circus Jules Verne, in the shape of a polygon of 16 sides, which was the setting for the film of Fellini (Clowns); House of Jules Verne, where the writer lived with his wife, and now reflects his life and his work through many objects; the Perret Tower, one of the first skyscrapers in Europe, with its 100 meters high; the archaeological garden of St. Acheul, which offers a stratigraphic section to discover the presence of Palaeolithic man there are 450 000 years; House of Sagittarius and its Renaissance facade. And these are only examples of the many testimonies of the past. You can also enjoy the many green areas of the city, and you will be charmed by the floating gardens (floating gardens), all Amiens ranking among the 10 greenest cities. A city whose capital "tourism" is yet to be discovered!


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