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The Notre-Dame d’Amiens cathedral
View of the town at night taken from the towers of the Notre-Dame d’Amiens cathedral

City of culture

Over the centuries, Amiens has confirmed its avant-garde character and at the same time remained true to its fabulous heritage. Its philosophy is to draw from the past to build the future. And that is the source of its wealth, its depth and originality.

The Notre-Dame cathedral, a listed World Heritage Monument, is a perfect illustration of the audacity of Amiens. The writer, Jules Verne, felt this spark and made it his adoptive town, his ideal city. Today, contemporary art is visible in every district. Take the time to get to know Amiens and be won over by its charms.

World heritage

Amiens and its region boast a number of world heritage sites, such as the Notre-Dame d’Amiens cathedral, the Lucheux, Doullens and Amiens belfries and the Folleville church.

Jules Verne’s “Ideal City”

“Thank you for this wonderful journey through the life and dreams of Jules Verne. The hospitality matches the décor and the atmosphere.” These words are signed by the author Didier Van Cauvelaert on leaving the Jules Verne house at number 2, rue Charles-Dubois.

The modern city

Since the sixties, Amiens has had a beautiful relationship with contemporary art. There are around fifteen works of art in different districts all around the city.