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The capital of the Picardy region, Amiens is situated on the Somme River 75 miles north of Paris and 71 SW of Lille. On the main rail line connecting Paris' Gare du Nord with Lille, Amiens is an easy day trip via the 65-minute ride from Paris. The rail station in Amiens (place Alphonse-Fiquet) is a 10-minute walk from the old town. Points of interest include the Quartier Saint-Leu, a pedestrianized area crossed by a network of flower-lined canals with waterside artisans shops, bars and restaurants; the colorful area of marshland gardens known as Les Hortillonages, located to the east, which produces goods sold at the market held every Saturday morning on the river bank of place Parmentier, and the towns main attraction, the Cathedrale Notre-Dame, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tourist Office 6 bis rue Dusevel Phone: 03 22 71 60 50

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