I got to Amiens from Paris by train. Nobody even tried to check my tickets. I was planning to meet my friends here to go to the sea (which is just about time in the end of September, where the weather barely was about +17C).
It turned out the city has reach history. It was a key point in World War I, and even before that it played a role of a local center.
The main sight is Notre-Dame cathedral. It is two (2!) times bigger than Notre-Dame in Paris. Well, even the impression is quite comparable.
Some columns don't seem straight. I hope that's how it was designed.
Stained glass window are very solid as well.
There are many different memorials inside dedicated to events (or people) from World Wars.
Reliefs inside are wooden. Outside everything is from stone.
Amiens is not just about building and sights. They also have local cuisine specialties. Meet Amiens macaron (:
It is advertised as a very local thing and have nothing common with usual macaron. Probably it's a kind of almond cookie.
Somme river. The one from battle of the Somme. Not too far from here, by the way.
The skyscraper on the photo was the tallest building in Europe for a couple of years until Moscow built Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building in 1952.
The last major thing about Amiens it was a city where Jules Verne lived. There is even a museum in his historical house, however locals didn't recommend to go there so I followed the advice.