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'''Amiens''' [http://www.amiens.fr/decouvrir/tourisme/home.htm] is the capital of the northern [[France|French]] region of [[Picardie]]. As well as its own attractions, the city makes a practical base from which to explore the area of the First World War's Western Front located nearby.
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'''Amiens''' is the capital of the northern [[France|French]] region of [[Picardy]]. As well as its own attractions, the city makes a practical base from which to explore the area of the First World War's Western Front located nearby.[[http://www.amiens.fr/decouvrir/tourisme/home.htm]
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
Trains from Paris at least hourly, normally about €18 each way. Journey time one hour ten minutes for fast Corail trains, slightly longer for stopping TER services.
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Trains from Paris at least hourly, normally about €18 each way. Journey time one hour ten minutes for fast Corail trains, slightly longer for stopping TER services.
  
 
Amiens has got a decent bus system.
 
Amiens has got a decent bus system.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
Amiens' cathedral is one of the major works of the French Gothic style, with a fine facade and interesting sculptures.  
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Amiens's cathedral is one of the major works of the French Gothic style, with a fine facade and interesting sculptures.  
  
The Hortillonages, market gardens separated by small canals, are visitable by boat. (May not be open in winter).
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The Hortillonages, market gardens separated by small canals, are visitable by boat.  
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==

Revision as of 17:42, 9 August 2011

Amiens is the capital of the northern French region of Picardy. As well as its own attractions, the city makes a practical base from which to explore the area of the First World War's Western Front located nearby.[[1]

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Get in

Trains from Paris at least hourly, normally about €18 each way. Journey time one hour ten minutes for fast Corail trains, slightly longer for stopping TER services.

Amiens has got a decent bus system.

See

Amiens's cathedral is one of the major works of the French Gothic style, with a fine facade and interesting sculptures.

The Hortillonages, market gardens separated by small canals, are visitable by boat.

Do

  • Jules Verne Museum. The small but cosy Jules Verne Museum is well worth a visit for those who are interested in literature.
  • Amiens Circus. The Circus building is quite unique in France and Europe altogether even from the outside. If you can, try to get a seat for one of the events taking place there.

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