AMIENS in short…
First city of France in number of UNESCO heritage inscriptions, Amiens is famous for its Notre-Dame cathedral, jewel of Gothic art and one of the largest cathedrals in the world.
Nicknamed the “Little Venice of the North” because of the many canals that cross and hortillonnages (set of floating gardens covering 300 hectares), Amiens offers a rich heritage and picturesque neighborhoods, witnesses of a history of two thousand years. Since 1992, the City of Art and History label has rewarded the protection and enhancement of this heritage.
The contemporary image of the city is strongly linked to three activities that radiate beyond its borders: its status as the historic capital of Picardy, the importance of its university and the vitality of its cultural life supported by infrastructures and services. national events.