Cirque Jules Verne - Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue
Officially opened by Jules Verne in 1889, the municipal Circus was a centre for cultural life in Amiens and a notable forerunner for architecture in the new century (the 20th!), combining stone, glass and iron!
This attractive sailors' district is great for a walk. Crossed by two little parallel streets, it extends as far as the Sailors' Wayside cross with wonderful views over the Baie de Somme. Nicely decked with flowers, the (late 18th century) houses are painted in bright colours - an age-old tradition
The Basilica is a colourful treasure, standing tall over Albert in the 'Pays des Coquelicots' (Land of the Poppies). It is a surprising mix of Byzantine, medieval Spanish and Italian Renaissance. After your tour, you can climb to the top of the bell tower and enjoy a magical view of the town and the