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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux
    Towers of Amiens Cathedral - © Centre des monuments nationaux
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux
    Towers of Amiens Cathedral - © Centre des monuments nationaux

    Rendez-vous at the Towers of Amiens Cathedral

    The largest Gothic Cathedral in France

    Built in the 13th century to the plans of Robert de Luzarches, and at the initiative of Bishop Evrard de Fouilloy, Amiens Notre-Dame Cathedral remains the largest Gothic construction in France. Access to the towers offers a superb view of the 112.7 meters spire, and over the city of Amiens.

    Cathedral designated world heritage site by UNESCO.

    Opening times

    • Open
      - April, May, June, September
         → Guided tour at 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. except Saturday and Sunday
         → Unaccompanied tour from 2.30 to 5.15 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
      - July, August
         →Guided tour at 11 a.m.
         → Unaccompanied tour from 2.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.
      - October to March
         → Guided tour at 3.45 p.m.
    • Closed
      - Tuesdays
      - 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
      - Last Sunday in September
    • Adverse weather conditions may lead to the closure of the towers for safety reasons.

    Practical information

    • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German
    • Guided Tour: French
    • Maximum group size without splitting up: 18 people at the top of north tower

    Rates

    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people) 4,50 €
    • Adults 5,50 €
    • Concessions 4 €
    • Free admission: minors under 18*
    • Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
      * excluding school groups

    Facilities

    • Shop
    • Parking for coaches 50 m (parking of the Cathedral)
    • Drop-off area for 2 coaches at the bottom of the cathedral square

    Access

    • 130 km in the North of Paris
    • From Paris: A16 or A1
    • From Belgium: E19-A7/ E19A2/ A1-E15 (exit Maurepas ou Péronne)
    • From Calais: A16
    • From Reims and Saint-Quentin: A29

    Contact

    Tours de la Cathédrale d’Amiens
    30, place Notre-Dame
    80000 Amiens
    tel.: (33) (0)3 22 80 03 41

 
 
    tagged as : French Cities, Culture & Heritage, 80-Somme, Picardy, UNESCO, Religious Building/Heritage