Amiens self catering holiday homes accommodation.
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Amiens and/or closeby. If you are travelling for business or
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in Amiens. Amiens is a city and capital of the Somme department
in Picardie, in northern France. It lies120 km north of Paris.
Amiens Cathedral is the largest cathedral in France. Work started
on it in 1220, built to house the head of John the Baptist, brought
back from the crusades in 1206 and a magnet for pilgrims. It
was completed in 50 years and is a masterpiece of engineering,
Gothic architecture carried to extremes. Two towers of unequal
height frame the west front. Restored in the 1850's, it is famous
for its statues and reliefs, which inspired John Ruskin's "The
Bible of Amiens". In the city, the picturesque quarter of
St Leu is a pedesterianized area of low houses and flower-lined
canals with waterside restauants, bars and artisans' shops, while
to the east, Les Hortillonages is a colourful patchwork of marshland
market gardens, now a protected natural site.