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Amiens The Essential
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Amiens, the capital of Picardy, is home to the largest Gothic cathedral in France, which is twice the size of Notre Dame in Paris and has been designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The little cobbled streets around it give the city a medieval appearance. To the north, the canals of Saint Leu are reminiscent of Amsterdam, while to the south, 19C rows of terraces mingle with features of post-war urban planning, symbolised by a tower: the Tour Perret. Finally, the charming marsh gardens (hortillonages) can be visited by boat.

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Michelin's recommendations for Amiens
Amiens Cathedral
Amiens Cathedral
Begun by Robert de Luzarches in 1220,
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Musée de Picardie
Musée de Picardie
This museum, built from 1855-67, was
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St-Leu quarter
St-Leu quarter
Walking around this quarter intersected
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Marsh gardens of Amiens
Marsh gardens of Amiens
At the heart of Amiens, this unique
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Hôtel de Berny
Hôtel de Berny
Built in 1633, the former Hôtel des
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St-Acheul archaeology garden
St-Acheul archaeology garden
Saint-Acheul is an important
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