Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
About
Amiens Cathedral is one of the finest examples of late Gothic art in Europe. It is also the Cathedral of records since it is the largest in France and the spire rises to a height of 112.70 meters. The towers provide splendid views of the city and of the last medieval steeple still be seen on a Cathedral. Re-opening of the Cathedral Treasury. Cathedral designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > April, May, June, September: Guided tour at 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. except Saturday and Sunday, Unaccompanied tour from 2.30 to 5.15 p.m. > July, August: Guided tour at 11 a.m., Unaccompanied tour from 2.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. > October to March: Guided tour at 3.45 p.m. Closed: > Tuesdays. > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. > Last Sunday in September. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Kevin S
Boston, MA76 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
One of the largest religious edifices ever built in France, the famous Gothic cathedral of Amiens is certainly worth a visit. I journeyed there as a day trip and it is an easy walk from the train station. There is a charming small park along one side, and the elaborate sculptural decoration of the three portals of the main entrance is alone worth the trip to this small city. Though this historic edifice has sadly lost the majority of its original stained glass, there remains much to be explored and admired in the lofty interior. And a walk around the entire cathedral perimeter enables an ever-changing view of the exterior, including soaring towers and smaller decorative elements, such as the ever-fascinating gargoyles.
Written May 17, 2022
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nootychoo
Twickenham, UK34 contributions
Aug 2021
A stunningly beautiful Cathedral. A must see if in Amiens. The Choir, and altar are only open via a guided tour, which we unfortunately didn't manage to do, but just wandering about this historic building was wonderful. We came back twice for the evening Son et Lumiere at 10pm, which was spectacular and well worth it. Such a shame that due to Covid there were so few people in the audience to appreciate it.
Written August 29, 2021
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rubenhart
Dreischor, The Netherlands7 contributions
Aug 2021
We saw the light show in august. Even masked up, sheltering under umbrellas in the rain, it was phenomenal. Just beautiful.
Visited the cathedral proper next day. we hadn't seen it in over 40 years. It had been so beautifully restored, especially the internal sculptures.
A marvel of High Gothic.
Written September 4, 2021
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Stephenbkk20156
Okayama Prefecture, Japan712 contributions
Aug 2019
We broke our journey north here. They had a cathedral. Great, let&s go see.

Wide cathedral square. Incredibly detailed facade. Spent tens of minutes just picking out details, oooh and ahhing. Lovely, lovely place and we barely expected it.

Went inside. Similarly detailed. Similarly well-proprtioned. Walked slowly around looking into each of the side chapels. We&d seen several cathedrals on our trip so far but this was the one that impressed us most. The proportions were just so right. Read some of the history panels' Yes, it had been heavily damaged in World War 2, but so well restored.

Back outside again, We sat on steps on the opposite side of the square, looking at statue after statue on the facade. Stayed there for almost an hour.

There wasa Sound and Light show that evening, after dark. Fairly late for us, but we decided to pace ourselves and stay awake for it.

Friendly crowds. Parent, children, a ew youngsters. Friendly jostling for position. Checking the time. Was it time to start yet. Hope it's good.

It was incredibly good. Lights, sound shapes. All based on the stunning facade but doing so much more than just highlight bits of it. An amazing show. Still can't figure out how they did most of the effects. Not sure ow long it lasted, less than an hour, but we were spell-bound throughout.
Written January 26, 2020
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,309 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is one of the fines gothic cathedrals in France. And one of the largest. The height is very impressive.
The statues on the exterior is impressivly well preserved. It’s worth taking your time to study them and the stores they tell.
The labyrinth that you find in this and a few other churches fascinates me. I can’t imagine how people really crept through them on their knees. The windows are amazing.
The relic of St Johns face (part of his scull) is really creepy. We just saw the picture and read the story - I don’t think you get to see the real thing except on certain occations.
Written October 3, 2021
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SPAN_Edgbaston
Birmingham UK86 contributions
Jul 2020
A stunning cathedral, huge and very light (unlike many in France!). Some beautiful stained glass windows. Fantastic stonework around the main door. Well worth a visit, then a stroll around the city centre.
Written August 8, 2020
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lazenlondonuk
London Uk322 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
As one who can disassociate and perceive beyond the worldy I understand
this preserved work of architecture in medieval stone is highly impressive.
It appears to have been preserved from WW1 & WW2 shelling.
Its all very nice and high falluting,entry is free through a small door
past an beggar sitting with a plate.
The spacious square is surrounded by a veritable and unique
industry of tourist shops remarkably imaginative and very high quality.
Don't miss the machine that dispenses Euro Bank notes (marked 0 Euros)
bearing a Cathedral Picture.
(2 Euros a time)
Inside the Cathedral is uncluttered and one has to wonder at the craftsmanship exhibited here.
However for me it was not a religious experience.
I was rather bemused wandering around the numerous over -done coves all
containing gilded statues of The Virgin and other baal idols.About 12 in all.
As A Protestant I considered Cromwells' men might have their work cut out in this place!
The centre altar piece is more like a Fairground Fun Ride with grossly over the top
piles of Gold colour ......stuff..........
Echoey floor so do not wear heels with metal tips.
A very worldy place .
The black and white tiled floor maze is interesting in a Knights Templar sort of a way.
"Do not make a show of Your religion"?
Written September 12, 2018
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Sam M
Wagga Wagga, Australia221 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
Boring cathedral in a boring town. Very few French cathedral are as grand or as beautiful as the cathedrals in the UK,they are also poorly kept. Very dull avoid it no one I was with was happy
Written April 24, 2014
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Travel See Write
New Delhi, India125 contributions
May 2019
The charming town of Amiens marries the watery beauty of Venice with French small town elegance. The city is called ‘Venice of the North’ for its canals and the 2000 years old floating gardens (hortillonnages). However, Amien’s showstopper attraction is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, the jewel of classical Gothic architecture. Twice conferred as UNESCO World Heritage site, it can fit two Notre Dame Paris in its premise.
Written November 6, 2019
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Choirman09
Wales366 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I walked from our hotel and found my way to the Cathedral, and it was well worth it. When I arrived there was a service going on. Normally I don't like to enter during service, but on this occasion I did. The music was really beautiful and the organ had that typically wonderful French sound. It was a really moving experience.

The buidling was beautiful and I thought well worth the visit. I particularly liked the fact that there was an easy entry at the side for those who have mobility issues.

The outside of the building is realy stunning. I approached from the rear of the site, and even that was amazing. People often visit places, but do not look at the wonderful exteriors . The workmanship on the exterioir again merited a good look.

On the advice of the hotel staff I went back in the evening to see the light show. There were amazing numbers of people there. It felt safe because there was security on all entrances to the square with bags etc being checked. It was interesting how people took in the show. On the steps in front of me, amongst tthe many hundreds there, was a group of about 15 young people who were so well behaved and watch the show throughout. The use of colour and music was very enjoyable for me, although I can concede others might not find it so.

I advise you to go and look for youselves and make your own judgements
Written July 26, 2019
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