Amiable Amiens

If anyone ever tells you that the only thing in Amiens is the cathedral, don’t believe them. The cathedral would have been enough, as I love Gothic architecture, but the town had more delightful surprises in store.

Amiens is about an hour and fifteen minutes north of Paris by train. I made it a day trip last Sunday.

I started by strolling through the bi-annual flea market, which is the second largest in France. Street after street was closed to traffic and bustled with people selling their wares.

Here are a few of the gems that were on sale.

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Need a head? A robot? A pair of hairy yellow chairs? Here’s where to find it.

Why these classics were above and away from the crowd, I do not know.

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I came across a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of the deportation camps.

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Government officials wearing red, white, and blue sashes placesd wreaths in front of the memorial to martyrs of the resistance who came from the Picardy region.

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A walk through the town yielded some interesting buildings.

Can you believe this is a library?

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The circus is another attraction of the town.

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I noticed a lot of brick buildings. They were adorable.

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More to come!

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10 thoughts on “Amiable Amiens

  1. Embarrassingly, I can’t actually remember if I’ve been to Amiens… It doesn’t look familiar, I think we must have gone to Arras the time I’m thinking of. Obviously it wasn’t very memorable!

  2. And wouldn’t you know I’ve been on the lookout for a head, robot, and a pair of hairy yellow chairs! At least now I know where to find them 😛

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