Amiens (France)

Amiens is a city in the north of France, 120km north of Paris. It is the préfecture (capital city) of the Somme département. Population: 120,000.

Amiens cathedral (a World Heritage Site) is the tallest of the large 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century and is the largest in France of its kind. After a fire destroyed the former cathedral, the new nave was built 1220 - finished 1247. Amiens is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation, the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept, and the labyrinth and other inlays of its floor.

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Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (100 km), Paris (France) (115 km), Reims (France) (144 km), Ostend (Belgium) (152 km), Bruges (Belgium) (159 km), Beachy Head (173 km), Bodiam Castle (175 km), Canterbury (United Kingdom) (175 km), Brussels (Belgium) (180 km), Leeds Castle (191 km), Brighton (United Kingdom) (201 km), Arundel Castle (229 km), Verdun (France) (237 km), Château de Sully-sur-Loire (237 km), Fishbourne Roman Palace (244 km), Tower of London (245 km), London (United Kingdom) (246 km), Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms (247 km), Hampton Court Palace (250 km), Château de Chambord (260 km)

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