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Amiens – the biggest Cathedral in France

The first stone of Amiens Cathedral was laid in the year 1220. It is a monumental medieval masterpiece of Gothic art, 145 metres long and …

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Les Hortillonnages, Amiens

It’s not often that I’m lost for words. Some say if there was a medal for talking, I’d win gold. But, when I went to …

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15 best things to do in Picardy

Picardy is a department in the Hauts-de-France region (formerly Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy) which borders Paris. It’s one of those places that visitors often leave off …

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The Champagne vineyards of Picardy

If you thought Champagne only comes from Champagne – think again. There are Champagne vineyards in Picardy! It might surprise you to learn that the …

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Guide to the Chateau de Chantilly

Though France has plenty of Chateaux that impress, wow and take your breath away – some are more special than others. The Chateau de Chantilly …

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What to see and do in Gerberoy, Picardy

A classified “plus beaux village de France”, officially one of the prettiest villages, Gerberoy has oodles of charm. Think cobbled streets, half-timbered buildings dripping with …

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Art and Gardens Festival Amiens

From the middle ages, Amiens in Picardy, northern France, has been famous for its hortillonnages. This is the name given to the market gardens which line …

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Saint Quentin, Picardy

A plethora of museums, parks and marvellous architecture make Saint Quentin in Picardy a fabulous destination for a day trip or weekend break. It also …

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What to see and do in Amiens Hauts de France

Amiens is a great place to spend a weekend. It’s an introduction to French life in a northern French town that has a long history …

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Guide to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Picardy, Hauts de France

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is located at the heart of the Picardy coastline nestling gently at the mouth of the Somme. The town is charming, authentic and has …

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