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“Magestic Cathedral”

Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Amiens
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Owner description: 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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Magestic Cathedral”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a massive cathrdral which dominates. We guided ourselves around it. It is worth seeing. There is a maze, though was covered in chairs when we visited. Don't forget to look at the carvings and the crying angel.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Full of history”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We came across it by accident, what a wonderful suprise. Similar to the one in Paris, but older. Plenty of parking, cafes, and shopping nearby.

Visited August 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
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“The largest Cathedral in Northern France”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Amazing - a voluminous space. We were blown away by the size of the Cathedral as we entered. Just the sheer size impressed more, than say Notre Dame in Paris (Notre Dame d'Amiens is twice the size). And the sculpture work on the door arches has to be seen in all its glory. Definitely worth a day trip to Amiens to view.

Visited May 2013
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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“The Splendour of Amiens Cathedral”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

It is one of France's most splendid of Cathedrals. Cool inside in Summer, one may marvel at the huge nave, the abundance of decorations and the magnificience of it all. Please visit

Visited April 2013
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“Quieter and more interesting than Notre Dame de Paris”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Although not as well-preserved as the one in Paris, this cathedral is worth the visit to Amiens. Supposedly, this cathedral represents the largest Gothic cathedral that can be possibly built with traditional methods and materials. In fact, the builders may have overstretched that limit, as evidenced by the cracks all over the interior walls and roofs. Too bad they don't allow people to the second floor where you can see the iron chain that holds the entire building together.

Visited April 2013
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