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Begun by Robert de Luzarches in 1220, the cathedral was built very quickly which explains the amazingly balanced architecture of this, the largest Gothic building in France, today classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It has a superb façade, three main doors and two galleries of which the one which supports the collosal effigies of the kings is dressed with lights in December and from June to September thanks to the creator Skerto , giving the Cathedral a fairytale look. You should take time looking around the sumptuous interior, with its stained-glass windows and partcularly exceptional Flamboyant stalls sculpted in oak . These stalls alone justify your trip to Amiens : An incredible feat by master huchiers A.Boulin, A. Avernier and A. de Heudenbourg, who between 1508 et 1519 carved 4000 charcters who tell the story of the book of Genisis and the Exodus, the life of the Virgin, and, in a more profane way, the life of the people of Amiens back then. It's a wooden book almost, will you must unfortunately drag yourself away from and go and see the groups of multi-coloured stones which tell the story of the life of Saint Firmin.

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  • Address : pl. Notre-Dame F - 80000 Amiens80000Amiens
  • Phone : 03 22 71 60 50
  • E-mail : ot@amiens-metropole.com
  • Website :
  • Prices : free of charge

Opening hours :

  • Apr-Sep: 8.30am-6.15pm; rest of year: 8.30am-5.15pm

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : With family

    Pros

    Voilà 3 ans que je n'avais pas assisté aux illuminations de la belle Cathédrale Notre-Dame et à chaque fois quel enchantement ! Si comme moi vous n'y êtes pas allés cette année retournez y car désormais c'est toute la façade qui est illuminée de milles couleurs et non plus les portails. Pour info les illuminations débutent à 22h en été et à partir de 21h45 dès septembre.

    Cons

    Je ne suis pas très "fan" des nouveaux bâtiments en construction sur le parvis qui bétonnent la belle perspective qui existait sur la Somme et le quartier St Leu.

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