Place du Don Cathedral
Amiens is well known for its beautiful cathedral, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. Proof of real technical genius, the Notre-Dame d’Amiens cathedral demonstrates architectural harmony. Built from 1220 to 1288, its size makes it one of the biggest Gothic buildings ever built: 145 m long, 42 m high, and a total volume of 200,000 m3.
Its indoor and outdoor statuary is just as remarkable as its architecture. Since it was restored, the polychromy of its Gothic doors has become a main reference. This revelation gave rise to the “Amiens, a cathedral in colors” show, which offers a reproduction of the original medieval colors.
Amiens is also full of other treasures such as its Belfry, numerous museums and of its floating gardens called ‘les hortillonages’, exclusively reachable by boat. You can also go for a walk in the Saint-Leu quarter with colorful and lively little streets. The perfect place for a city break!
It’s also a magical getaway for children…& parents. Follow your little adventurers along the paths at the zoo and see them gaze in awe at over 72 species. Your children will be so excited that they won’t know where to look next…to your delight!
Jules Verne’s “House with the Tower” where he lived from 1882 to 1900, offers visitors a space where the imaginary world and the daily life of the famous writer mix. This luxury 19th century mansion house witnessed the success of the writer, who wrote most of his “Extraordinary Voyages” there.