Amiens is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Amiens one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Amiens is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Amiens or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Amiens. Explore the historical monuments of Amiens with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Amiens guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Amiens page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Amiens landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Amiens.
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Place Notre-Dame, 80000 Amiens, France.
08:30 am - 05:15 pm
Quoted as ‘the very finest thing done perfectly in its manner by northern Christendom’ by the English critic John Ruskin, the monument justifies the statement. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage monument it’s the tallest and the largest Gothic church in France and is truly a monument apart. Although the construction began in th...
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2 rue Charles-Dubois, 80000 Amiens, France.
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
One of the most prolific author of the 19th century Jules Verne, spent the last several years of his life here. He moved in here with his wife Honorine in 1882. Everything in house is kept intact as it was then till now. The garden, the living room, the smoke room, the music room and his personal attic, study room their walls, decor all have the an...
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5 Rue des Carrieres | Naours, Flesselles, France
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
No amount of photos can do justice to the caves of Naours as much as a real visit. Since the region was highly prone to invasions, right from the 3rd century onwards people dug this limestone plateau in hopes of building a safe haven. With time these network of caves became so big that about 2600 people could be housed there along with their ration...
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La Chaussee - Tirancourt, Amiens, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A park that is both an archaeological site and a leisure park, Samara blends the fun of both. This 24 hectare site was found in 1982 and displays replicas and works of prehistoric times. In and around the site are many highlights and places of geological importance such as
The Alluvial Terrace of Somme
The valley of Acon.
Other man mad...
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N25, 80600 Doullens, France
11:00 am - 02:30 pm
The Citadel of Doullens built in 1530 it represents the hybrid of a medieval castle and bastioned fortress. France was repeatedly attacked by the Spaniards by the forces of King Charles V. So as a safety measure King Francis ordered the construction of this strong citadel on the borders. From being a military fortress in the 16th century to being a...
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Rue Charles de Gaulle, Corbie, France.
12:01 am - 12:00 am
An abbey dedicated to a local patron saint, Abbatiale Saint Pierre was actually a small part of a larger whole back when it was built in 657. After repeated attacks and sackings by many invaders and crusaders what’s left of abbey today is a stark reminder of what it had endured throughout. Its gothic style façade, its Romanesque interi...
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Cimetière de la Madeleine, 80080 Amiens, France.
08:00 am - 06:30 pm
Located in the northwest of the city an 18 hectare large cemetery known for its serenity and the graves of prominent people. Commissioned as far back as 1817 the cemetery was designed to be both a park with clean and neat walkways, wooded areas along with being a burial site. People like Jules Verne, John Marest, Jean baptiste de Belloy Morgan and ...
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09:30 am - 05:30 pm
During WWI Australia along with its neighbour New Zealand sided with their mother nation England. This ANZAC (Australia & New Zealand Army Corps) fought on July 23, 1916 at Pozieres and in April 1918 in Villers-Bretonneux. To commemorate their contribution the war this site was chosen and every year April 25th is celebrated as the ANZAC day. Th...
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2 Rue Saint Vincent de Paul, 80250 Folleville, France
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
Site de Folleville is located about 25km south of Amiens in the catchment area of Val de Noye. Its history goes as far back as 14th century during the end of The Hundred year War when the castle of Folleville was taken by English captain John Talbot. Since then after numerous conquerors, damages and renovations the castle of folleville today stands...