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Amiens is one of the most beautiful cities in France. Million of tourists all across the world come to Amiens to visit the largest cathedral in France- Cathedrale de Notre Dame.  Cathedral is a gigantic Gothic structure, which was built from the profits of woad (a plant prized for its blue dye) to house the head of John the Baptist.  It remains today a focal point for pilgrims who come admire the statues.

Other tourist destinations in Amiens include the picturesque medieval quarter, St-Leu with its canal side cottages, waterside restaurants and bars.  Its here you'll find Amien's student population which gives the town a certain buzz. 

To the east you'll also want to discover the Hortillonnages, a protected natural area of marshland that has supplied the town with vegetables and fruit since the Middle Ages.

To the east you'll also want to discover the Hortillonnages, a protected natural area of marshland that has supplied the town with vegetables and fruit since the Middle Ages.

Amiens Amusement Park is another destination worth to visit. Here, you'll find lot of things for your fun. This park is a must-see place by children, whose enjoyment knows no limit.

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Amiens Tourist Attractions

Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

This cathedral is one of the largest churches in France. Construction was begun in 1220 by Robert de Luzarches and completed around 1270. Its original purpose was to house the head of St. John the Baptist, brought back from the Crusades in 1206. Two unequal towers were added later - the south one in 1366, the north one in 1402. The renowned architect Viollet-le-Duc restored the cathedral in the 1850s. The cathedral is the crowning example of French Gothic architecture. In John Ruskin's Bible of Amiens (1884), which Proust translated into French, he extolled the door arches.

Musée de Picardie

This museum occupies a building constructed from 1855 to 1867. The palace of the Napoléonic dynasty, inaugurated by Napoléon III, consists of three sections, including one devoted to archaeology. Other sections include exhibits on the Roman occupation of Gaul, the Merovingian era, ancient Greece, and Egypt. One collection documents the Middle Ages with ivories, enamels, objets d'art, and sculpture. The sculpture and painting collection traces the European schools from the 16th to the 20th centuries, with works by El Greco, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Guardi, and Tiepolo. Fragonard's Les Lavandières is his most beautiful work here.

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