Amiens is a city in northern France and the capital of the Somme region in Picardy. The city is known for its famaous cathedral. The Amiens Cathedral is the tallest complete Gothic church form the 13th century in France. It was built very quickly in the period 1220 – cca 1270. The Amiens cathedral “survived” both wold wars without substantial damages.
The famous writer Jules Verne had married a woman from Amiens in 1857 and moved to the town in 1871, where he also died in March 1905. The house where they lived was known as “the house with the tower” because of the eyes-cathing tower which can still be seen.
Amiens Cathedral is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.