6 Hidden Gem Cities in Europe

May 11, 2012  |  

Amiens, France

Located in northern France, Amiens is a town that is full of religious artifacts, delicious cuisine, and plenty of history, dating back to the Middle Ages of the 5th century. During both world wars, Amiens stood as an important city, having been home to the Battle of Amiens in 1918 and occupied by Nazi troops during WWII. One must see attraction while in the city is the Amiens Cathedral, which is twice as big as the better known Notre Dame, located in Paris. The cathedral itself is a spectacle to see, with intricate stonework that will make it hard to look away. Though not the prettiest or happiest sight, the cathedral is surrounded by a few gory statues, one of which is the severed head of John the Baptist. To sweeten your day, be sure to try a few of the local macaroons.

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