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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]  
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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==
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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.
 
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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==Get around==
 
Amiens has a decent bus system.
 
Amiens has a decent bus system.
  

Revision as of 14:33, 10 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.

Get around

Amiens has 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, even from the outside. If you can, try to get a seat for one of the events taking place there.

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