History and culture
Amiens’ Cathédrale NotreDame is the largest Gothic church in France and is twice the size of Notre-Dame in Paris. Constructed in record time for the 13th century – the shell was completed in 68 years – it features an impressive 750 statues on the exterior, which is illuminated in summer and from 24 November to 31 December when the spectacular Chroma light show is projected onto the cathedral’s grand façade. Fortunately, the cathedral escaped serious damage during the two World Wars and was added to the Unesco World Heritage List in 1981.
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