Did you know that Amiens cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in France? It's twice the volume of Notre Dame de Paris! That's quite something! You have to be impressed when you arrive on the cathedral square by the vertiginous height and splendour of its facade! Your children will be fascinated by all the little details that are in marvellous harmony: gargoyles, angels, multi-coloured rose windows... You'll dive head first into the epoch of the cathedral builders: welcome to the world of Ken Follett!
When you're in the nave you're overwhelmed with a feeling of immensity. The octagonal maze formed by its paving invites you to penetrate it. That smell, that silence, that light seem to call you to a fabulous journey in time.
Bonus! From June to September and during December, the cathedral facade is illuminated with a light show! See this enchanting spectacle free!
The cathedral is said to hold the holy relics of the skull of Saint John the Baptist, which may have been stolen during the looting of Constantinople by the crusades in 1204. The mystery is unsolved!
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Place Notre dame – Parvis de la cathédrale
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