Not far from Paris is the capital of the French département of the Somme region of Picardie, Amiens. Born out of a Celtic settlement, Amiens grew under Roman rule at the most important and strategically valuable location of the province Belgica. By his own records, held once even on Julius Caesar for several months at Amiens, to convene here twice the Gallic Council.
Since 18 Century increased the importance of the city to grow. It has long been an important industrial center. written during World War II completely destroyed, the visitor finds himself in a town that surrounds the charm of the 50′s architecture.
In addition to architectural attractions, the city inspired by its famous water gardens. Thus, about 65 km waterway extending through and around the city of Amiens, which are fed by the River Somme. Who does not want to lose in the meandering streams, the orientation should always keep looking for the Notre Dame d’Amiens. This absorbed by the UNESCO 1981 World Heritage Site, is a Gothic building dating from the 13th Century. It impresses with its impressive vaulted nave and attracts thousands of visitors. Who found similarities with the Cologne Cathedral is on the right track, as the Notre Dame d’Amiens Cathedral as a building ‘s pattern in the riverside city.
If you are lucky on a Saturday in Amiens to be quiet, you seen the morning the whole town on its feet, because it attracts the weekly market. Local farmers bring in the ‘anarchic’ leaves colonies around Amiens (floating gardens) their products to market. This takes place on the banks of the Somme in the district of Saint-Leu. Once a year, many products are sold with BIOGARANTIE even in the heavily-laden barges Horn. These boats are floating gardens within a still-popular form of transport. Those who want to experience this should have booked on the third weekend in June for a hotel in Amiens.