Amiens. the old capital of Picardie, boasts a marvellous cathedral and a dignified atmosphere befitting one of the most attractive towns in northern France. The university town of Amiens, some 75 miles north of Paris on the Somme, is the administrative, financial and cultural centre of the region. In medieval times, the linen, wool, cotton and jute industries developed here and the velvets woven here in the 17th century are still known today. In Amiens Napoleon and England signed a peace treaty in 1802. In the First World War, the Battle of the Somme raged just a few miles outside the town. Badly destroyed in 1944, Amiens was skilfully reconstructed after the war. Famous sons of the town include Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803), author of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Jules Verne (1828-1905), who wrote many of his novels here and also died in Amiens.
In a privileged environment, superb south-facing, architect-designed house situated in Amiens, built to the highest standards, combining character with modern comforts, 1h30 mins from Calais and Paris. Mixing charm and contemporary, this property has large volumes, is well-laid out and offers a beautiful landscaped 5000 sqm garden with a private island. The 440 sqm house enjoys light filled rooms and the views from each room are truly spectacular.