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Introduction
Amiens est la capitale régionale de la Picardie. C´est une des villes plus vertes en France.

Amiens is the regional capital of Picardy. It is one of the most green and clean cities in France.

C´est une ville universitaire avec l´Universite de Picardie, Jules Verne. It is a university town with the Jules Verne Picardy University.
Les specialites et la nourriture: la ficelle picarde, le pate de canard d´Amiens, le Rollot, les tuiles d´Amiens, le macaron d´Amiens...

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Amiens est connu grace à sa cathédrale gothique, une des plus grandes cathedrales en volume du monde.

Amiens is world famous for its Gothic cathedral, one of the largest in volume in the world
La Somme traverse Amiens.
The Somme runs through Amiens.

Amiens s´est développé aux hortillonnages. C´est autour des quartiers Saint-Leu, Saint-Maurice et de la partie plus administrative et civile de l´actuel centre-ville que la ville s´est développée. On peut marcher de Longueau á Amiens en traversant les Hortillonages.

Amiens developed around the Hortillonages. It is developed around the Saint Maurice, Saint Leu and the most administrative district of Amiens. You can go from Longueau to Amiens passing by the Hortillonages.

Les autres principales destinations sont le centre-ville, la Maison de Jules Verne, la Tour Perret(a deux pas de la gare), le Musée de Picardie, le Beffroi, le Cirque Municipal, ainsi que les quartiers Saint-Leu et Saint-Maurice.

The other principal sites are the beautiful and clean city centre, the house of Jules Verne, Perret Tower(beside the train station), Picardy Museum, Bellfry, Municipal Circus as well as the Saint Leu and Saint Maurice.

Ches Cabotans est bien connu autour de Picardie pour la marionette, Lafleur. Il existe une tradition bicentenaire toujours bien vivante à Amiens : les marionnettes de Chés Cabotans. L'héros Lafleur est accompagné de sa femme, Sandrine, de son complice de toujours, Tchot Blaise, et de bien d'autres personnages hauts en couleur.

Ches Cabotans is a famous puppet show in Amiens starring Lafleur, accompanied by his wife Sandrine, friend Tchot Blaise and other characters. The show has been in existence for over 200 years.

Jules Verne a habite ici. Il etait un membre du conseil municipal de 1888 jusqu´a sa mort en 1905. Il est enterre au Cimitiere de la Madeleine. Vaut la peine le voir.

Jules Verne lived here. He was a member of the city council of Amiens from 1888 to his death in 1905. He is buried in the Madeleine Cemetery. It is worth seeing his tomb.

Clovis Trouille, 1889-1975, was born here. As was Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803), famous for his work,"Dangerous Liaisons".

Clovis Trouille, 1889-1975, est né ici. Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) aussi, bien connu pour son ouvrage, "Liaisons Dangereuses".

Édouard Lucas, 1842-1891, a mathematician and inventor of the Tower of Hanoi game was born here.

Édouard Lucas, 1842-1891, mathematicien et inventeur du jeu "le Tour de Hanoi" est ne ici.



Festivals et Fêtes:
Cathédrale en couleurs - juillet
Saison estivale, touristique et culturelle de Chés Cabotans d'Amiens - juillet
Nuits des étoiles à Amiens - le premier week-end d'août
Nuit Blanche amiénoise - octobre
Festival international du film d'Amiens - novembre




Nearby cities/suburbs Paris, Lille, all the towns of Picardy, Belgium. Amiens est un lien entre : la région parisienne et le nord de la France, la Normandie et le Benelux, la France et le Royaume-Uni. On peut y accéder par la route (Amiens est située au croisement de l´A16 et de l´A29), et par le train (ligne Paris-Boulogne).

Amiens is a link between: the Parisien districts and the north of France, Normandy and the Benelux countries, France and the UK. It can also be reached by road (Amiens is situated at the crossing of the A16 and A29) and by train (Paris Boulogne line).

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Edited by: derick on 29.06.2011 derick on 14.07.2010 derick on 23.01.2010 derick on 03.06.2007 derick on 27.05.2007
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