Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Amien and it's Cathedral

This afternoon we spent a wonderful couple of hours in Amien, both in and around the Cathedral.

It is a stunning sight as you come into the centre of Amiens, this ancient cathedral standing elevated above the rest of the town.

We walked through the new housing development (amazingly well done) and made our way up the steps to the square at the front of the cathedral. We all stood in awe at the massive architectural feat before heading inside.

Inside, out of the heat of the day, you travel back in time 900 years and more to when the cathedral was built. With tree like columns and windows of light, with statues and panels and sections galore it could be explored for days on end.

We spent almost two hours in the cathedral, all of us finding something which spoke to us and inspired us. It was with blinking eyes we stepped back into the light, as of brought back through the centuries again.

We had a great hour eating lunch at a gorgeous restaurant beside the cathedral before sampling the famous macaroons whilst making our way back to the car.

Amien is somewhere I never heard anyone say they've been to, but it's definitely worth a visit; you'll regret it if you don't.

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