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Amiens Cathedral is one of the biggest Classic Gothic churches of the 13th century. It is located in the Pacardie Region of France. The cathedral is celebrated for its beautiful three-tier interior elevation and its exquisite sculptures.

The official name of the Amiens is Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, or Cathedral of Our Lady of Amiens. The cathedral is believed to have been constructed between 1218 and 1258 - fires have destroyed the historical records regarding its construction. Bishop Evrard de Fouilly is said to have initiated the construction of the cathedral. Several architects oversaw the construction.

Amiens Cathedral has nave vaults which are 42.3 meters tall. These are the tallest nave vaults of any completed cathedral in France - it is surpassed only by the nave vault of the incomplete Beauvais Cathedral.

Amiens Cathedral was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 5th session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Sydney, Australia, on 26 - 30 October, 1981.

Photos of Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral, France
Amiens Cathedral, France
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Amiens Cathedral at night
Amiens Cathedral at night
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Nave and choir of Amien Cathedral
Nave and choir of Amien Cathedral
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 49 53 42 E 2 18 6
Inscription Year: 1981
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II

Location Map of Amiens Cathedral

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Visiting Amiens Cathedral

Amiens is about an hour and ten minutes from Paris by the fast Corail train.


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