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Amiens Arrival

USA | Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Views [353] | Comments [3]

 

We arrived in Amiens around noon. It is north of Paris and boasts several special sites. The first thing we noticed was how changed it was. They've closed the main road through town and made it a huge walking/jogging area for townspeople. The restaurants along the Somme are still very popular and now there are even more of them. We ate at one many years ago with friends who used to live here. And of course, for old memories, we had to eat there again.

The Amiens Cathedral is the largest in France. Notre Dame of Paris would easily fit inside. Millions of Euros are being spent on its multi year renovation and what has been completed looks spectacular.

Another of our “discoveries” when we were there was the charm of the “Hortillonnages”. The best way to describe it is to say that they are small plots of land along the Somme where independent owners of the land grow vegetables. Once a year, in June, their produce is brought to market in the traditional boats.

Now, there is a scenic path that winds around the exterior of the entire area. But, if you want to visit the actual Hortillonnages, you have to hop a boat.

Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral

Comments

1

Nice to be included again in your blog. We are planning our next trip to England in Sept.

  BonnieBohn Jun 14, 2016 10:56 PM

2

Good to hear from you. It sounds wonderful. Very difficult to believe it is so much large than Notre Dame. I never heard of it.

  Beverly Lo tempio Jun 15, 2016 2:12 AM

3

Loving your blogs...very educational...And I am forever grateful as I probably will never be there.

  kimberly Jun 21, 2016 10:45 AM

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