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In the Picardy region of France lies the town of Amiens. The capital of the region, Amiens is home to many historical attractions. None are more magnificent than the Amiens Cathedral, a world heritage sight that is the tallest Gothic church in the country. The city's museum contains items dating back through the centuries while the former home of famous author Jules Verne has been transformed into a museum celebrating his life. Magnificent gardens and a 300 hectares park add a natural beauty to the city. For as long as your trip lasts in Picardy's capital, the agents of Venere will help you select the Amiens hotels that are best for you. Whether your looking for a one or five star accommodation, Venere offers hotels of all budgets so you're bound to find what you need.
What's Amiens Like?
For many, the Amiens Cathedral of Notre Dame is the primary attraction. Constructed in the 13th century, it is lit in the summer to recreate the original colors of the building when it was first constructed. Housed in a large, 19th century building, the Museum of Picardy offers a wide range of exhibits dating back 2000 years. The museum houses paintings and archaeological items. Amiens was home to the famous author Jules Verne for nearly 20 years in the late 19th century. At the Maison a la Tour you can find an extensive collection of items in reference to Verne detailing his life and literary work. Near the city is a series of marshes and their "hortillonnages". These gardens are built on small islands within the marsh and can be toured either on foot or by boat.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Amiens
Fish is a common dish in Amiens, particularly carp, trout, and Somme eels. A variety of local cheeses are also featured such as; Marioilles, Vieux Lille, and Dauphin. As you'd expect, French is the native language of Amiens and locals always appreciate it when you open conversations in French. Even if you know just a few basic phrases, utilizing them will help elicit a friendlier, more helpful response to your questions. For as long as you stay in this cultural hub, look to Venere for all your accommodation needs. Venere offers high resolution photos of all their hotels as well as independent reviews from previous visitors. This way you know exactly what to expect when you arrive to check in. You can also use their pinpointed maps to chose the hotels closest to the attractions you want to see most. To book, go online or download their free smartphone mobile app.
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