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  Amiens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amiens, the Roman Samarobriva, was the central settlement of the Ambiani, one of the principal tribes of Gaul, who were issuing coinage, probably from Amiens, in the 1st century BC.
Amiens is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation, the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept, and the labyrinth and other inlays of its floor.
Amiens was the birthplace of Peter the Hermit and Odette Sansom (1912-1995), a heroic member of the French Resistance.
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 AMIENS - LoveToKnow Article on AMIENS
Amiens was once a place of great strength, and still possesses a citadel of the end of the i6th century, but the ramparts which surrounded it have been replaced by boulevards, bordered by handsome residences.
The older and more picturesque quarter is situated directly on the Somme; its narrow and irregular streets are intersected by the eleven arms of the river and it is skirted on the north by the canal derived therefrom.
Besides its boulevards Amiens has the ample park or Promenade de la Hotoie to the west and several fine squares, notably the Place Longueville and the Place St Denis, in which stands the statue of the famous 17th-century scholar Charles Ducange.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AM/AMIENS.htm   (305 words)

 Battle of Amiens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amiens, the key to the west by Arthur Streeton, 1918.
The Battle of Amiens, which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive, later known as the Hundred Days Offensive, that led ultimately to the end of World War I.
Michael itself was aimed at the town of Amiens, a vital railway junction, but the advance had been halted at Villers-Bretonneux by the Australians on 4 April.
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 Amiens Cathedral
Amiens Cathedral, a couple of hours' drive north of Paris, is generally considered to be the greatest example of High Gothic style.
Amiens is of interest to us because it has a labyrinth that is normally uncovered and available to the public.
Amiens influenced a number of other labyrinths, most of which were direct copies.
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 AMIENS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
AMIENS, a city of northern France, capital of the department of Somme, on the left bank of the Somme, 81 m.
Amiens was once a place of great strength, and still possesses a citadel of the end of the 16th century, but the ramparts which surrounded it have been replaced by boulevards, bordered by handsome residences.
Amiens has a rich library and admirable collections of paintings, sculptures and antiquities in the museum of Picardy.
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 Amiens | Carte | Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As soon as you enter the cathedral, your attention is drawn to the nave and its seven bays, 14.60 meters wide on average and 54 meters long.
The 234 metre long maze used to be a journey of initiation for the faithful who would follow the fl strips, sometimes even on their knees, as if it were a pilgrimage.
Amiens Cathedral is the first building of its kind to use a new laser cleaning technique.
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Amiens is a crossroads of history, commerce and culture.
Amiens is an excellent town for shopping, with its covered markets each morning, a Rederie (traditional flea market) every other Sunday, and a selection of Picard delicacies including foie gras, local beers, wines and 'gateau battu'.
Amiens is an one and a half hours drive from Calais, direct on the A16 motorway.
www.picardy.org /amiensxmas.cfm   (824 words)

 Amiens Cathedral --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Gothic cathedral located in the historic city of Amiens, France, in the Somme River valley north of Paris.
It is the largest of the three great Gothic cathedrals built in France during the 13th century, and it remains the largest in France.
The river valley is a natural route both for trade and for invading armies; hence its largest city is a center of commerce and has been the scene of a number of decisive battles.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9106231   (937 words)

 Amiens on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is 470 ft (143 m) long and has a nave 140 ft (43 m) high; the transept dates from the 14th cent.; the spire (370 ft/113 m high) and the large rose window were added in the 16th cent.
Amiens 1802: the phoney peace: David Johnson reconsiders the nature of the peace treaty between Britain and France and the tarnished reputation of prime minister Addington.(Column)
Short Breaks: 48 hours in Amiens; It's at the heart of the Somme region and was badly bombed during both world wars.
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Even on the supposition that a St. Firmin, native of Pampeluna, was martyred during the persecution of Diocletian, it is certain that the first bishop known to history is St. Eulogius, who defended the divinity of Christ in the councils held during the middle of the fourth century.
Among the bishops of Amiens are counted: Jessé, who played an important part in the time of Charlemagne, and was deposed under Louis the Pious; William of Mâcon, at the end of the thirteenth century, called the greatest jurist of the University of Paris; Jean de Lagrange, known as the Cardinal of Amiens (d.
The church of St. Acheul, near Amiens, and formerly its cathedral, was, in the nineteenth century, the home of a very important Jesuit novitiate.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01429d.htm   (362 words)

 Guide and Travel Facts: Amiens, France
Amiens was the venue for the royal marriages of Philippe-Auguste and Ingeborg of Denmark and of Charles VI and Isabeau de Bavière.
Amiens lies at the heart of the great northern European industrial triangle from London to Flanders to Picardy.
In the Middle Ages Amiens was one of the great centres of the textile industry, famous especially for its velvets.
www.passports.com /trips/cityfact/cityfact.asp?city=Amiens   (383 words)

 Books on Amiens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The correlation between elements of the sermon's text and the sculptural components of the cathedral leads to an exploration of the socioeconomic conditions in Picardy at the time and a vivid sketch of how the cathedral and its images were used by ordinary people.
This engaging study introduces the reader to one of the greatest achievements of Western art: the climactic phase of Gothic architecture in the first half of the thirteenth century.
Amiens: Dawn of Victory is the first book to study this historic and decisive battle of WWI in minute detail.
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 Amiens : Planning a Trip | Frommers.com
Amiens is adjacent to the main autoroute (A1) connecting Paris with Lille.
Reaching Amiens by train from Reims requires a transfer in Laon (which you can explore before continuing) or Tergnier; the fare is 19€ ($22) one-way.
The rail station in Amiens is at place Alphonse-Fiquet, a 10-minute walk from the old town.
www.frommers.com /destinations/amiens/0590010002.html   (281 words)

 The Amiens Project by Brett Forman. Columbia Magazine, Summer 1996.
Amiens Cathedral, one of the world's largest, has dominated the town of Amiens since it was built in the 13th century.
The Amiens Project is funded by Columbia's Strategic Initiative Program and a major core-curriculum grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
While it may never be known if the space within the walls of Amiens Cathedral inspired Verne to stretch his imagination into the future, it did inspire Murray to attempt to digitally recreate the transcendent affects of the medieval cathedral.
www.columbia.edu /cu/record/archives/vol22/vol22_iss1/Amiens_Proj.html   (1223 words)

 Amiens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amiens is city in the north of France, 120km north of Paris.
Known for the hortillons, gardens in the marshland along the Somme River.
Amiens is the birth place of Odette Sansom (1912-1995), a heroic member of the French Resistance.
www.theezine.net /a/amiens.html   (85 words)

 Access Time
Amiens by train : 1h10 mins to Paris, 1h20 mins to Lille, 2h30 mins to London and 2h45 mins to Lyon (TGV station - Upper Picardy).
The Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport is 1h15 mins away from Amiens through the M1 or M16.
The transportation of goods is easy in Amiens due to a comprehensive road and rail systems.
www.amiens.cci.fr /anglais/access_time.htm   (227 words)

 History of Gothic Architecture : Cathedral, Amiens No.1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cathedral Amiens is the largest and most Classical of French cathedrals in Gothc era.
The Cathedral Amien was built in 1152 with the Romanesque style and burnt in 1218 by lightnings.
The style of the seven radiating chapels facing double ambulatory of the choir became a model of the cathedrals.
web.kyoto-inet.or.jp /org/orion/eng/hst/gothic/amiens.html   (265 words)

 Virtual Class Trip Meets in Low Rotunda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first cathedrals, she was told, were built as early as the 1st century, but most were built in the 1100s and 1200s.
The Amiens Cathedral Imaging Project is the inaugural effort of the Media Center for Art History, founded in December 1995 with a $575,000 National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant.
Amiens Cathedral is studied at Columbia in Art Humanities, a course added to the 75-year-old Core Curriculum in 1947, and required of all undergraduates.
www.columbia.edu /cu/record/archives/vol21/vol21_iss24/record2124.23.html   (453 words)

 Amiens Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The cathedral of Notre-Dame at Amiens is the tallest complete cathedral in France.
A single-aisled nave precedes a double-aisled choir, and an ambulatory with radiating chapels.
A passage runs along the windows between the wall and the columns which support the arches of the flyers.
www.beloit.edu /~arthist/historyofart/gothic/amiens.htm   (359 words)

 Picardy: City break in Amiens
Capital of Picardy, Amiens is a crossroads of history, commerce and culture.
Amiens Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture, and twice a UNESCO World Heritage Site – for its structural majesty and for its importance on the pilgrims’ way to Santiago de Compostela.
In the heart of Amiens' market, this producers' association sells all the regional fram produce such as mustard, honey, gâteau battu, beer, 'milk-jam', smoked fish of the Haute Somme, fresh and organic dairy produce...
www.picardy.org /amiens.cfm   (649 words)

 Amiens, Treaty of --  Encyclopædia Britannica
(March 27, 1802), an agreement signed at Amiens, Fr., by Britain, France, Spain, and the Batavian Republic (the Netherlands), achieving a peace in Europe for 14 months during the Napoleonic Wars.
More results on "Amiens, Treaty of" when you join.
Details the Treaty of Amiens, the camp at Boulogne, and his imprisonment at St. Helene island.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9007177?tocId=9007177   (759 words)

 CU-Denver: Amiens Summer Study Abroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Known for its crossroads location, Amiens is located one hour north of Paris by train and within easy access to Germany, Belgium and England.
As a participant in the Amiens Travel Study program you will be enrolled in French language and culture courses for which you will earn six hours of UCD Modern Language Credit.
The participants in the Amiens program are housed in one of the University de Picardie residence halls which offer single room accomodation, communal bathrooms, television rooms and security.
carbon.cudenver.edu /public/interntl/amien.htm   (795 words)

 Amiens, France - The Offices of Correspondence, Extension, & Study Abroad Programs
The town of Amiens dates from prehistory and offers a rich cultural environment.
The town is small enough for students to go everywhere in the city center on foot.
Amiens features a thirteenth-century Gothic cathedral reported to be the tallest cathedral in the country.
www.studyanywhere.txstate.edu /sa_amiens_summer2   (1056 words)

 Amiens, Le Nord, Picardie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amiens (map), the capital of Picardy, is famous for its cathedral Notre-Dame, the largest gothic cathedral in France.
Work on its construction began in 1220 to house the head of St. John the Baptist, brought back from the Crusades in 1206.
Amiens, thus, became a focal point for pilgrims.
www.centralia.ctc.edu /~vfreund/FrenchResources/Frenchslides/NordPicardy/Amiens/Amiens.html   (136 words)

 Prize of public -Amiens’99   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amiens, capital of Picardy in Northern France, city of art and history, famed for its gothic cathedral listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site, was totally involved from November 5th -14th,1999 in its film festival.
It would then be desirable to better organize winners travel both in Ouagadougou and in Amiens, perhaps by drafting a special program that would make the prize more important and more attractive to the young audience.
Organizers of the 19th edition of Amiens festival wanted this film event to be a springboard for the next one in 2000, November 5th to 14th which should be a more mature and experienced festival.
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 Amiens Cathedral :: Place Notre-Dame, Amiens, Somme, France :: Glass Steel and Stone
The discoveries and ideals of gothic architecture were sweeping across Europe just as the people of Amiens needed to build a wonderful new structure.
Unless you live in Amiens, chances are you will be rushed through its glory and leave either unsatisfied or overwhelmed by the experience -- irony for a piece of art created 700 years before music television.
Amiens is almost certainly in the top 3 in terms of its light but above all its glass.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /BuildingDetail/643.php   (691 words)

 VirtualTourist.com - Amiens Tips - Pictures, Tips and Reviews
Amiens cathedral was completed around 1289 and is of gothic style.
More than half of Amiens was damaged during World War 2 but the 13th century cathedral escaped war miraculously.
The project for the reconstruction of the station neighbourhood included a slender tower of 105 m which was the tallest residential builiding in Europe when it was built.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/France/Picardie/Amiens-139018/Things_To_Do-Amiens-BR-1.html   (839 words)

 Amiens : Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amiens: 109km (68 miles) NW of Reims, 121km (75 miles) N of Paris, 114km (71 miles) SW of Lille
Laon and Amiens are the area's major draws.
Amiens is renowned for its Gothic cathedral, one of the finest in France.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=590&catID=0590010001   (317 words)

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