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    Walk Aisne ,dept 02

    by gwened Updated Jun 3, 2014

    Favorite thing: Some misc photos of the area like to post them here. walking is always great and you see more of a city.
    Rue de l'Apport au Pain at Senlis is right in city center near Les halles or market, going on rue du châtel you can reach the Cathedral.
    The mairie or mayor's office or city hall of L'Isle-Adam is on Grande Rue, near the river Oise and the inlet on it.
    You have a nice passarelle en bois or bridge of wood right over the river Oise and near the inlet that takes you city center. The first timber walkways are contemporary construction of the locks. One of them starts from the square of the Patis and joined the downstream part of the island of the crush, the other connects the upstream portion of this island to the path that borders the fairway of the lock. In 1937, these gateways were rebuilt in concrete. Destroyed in 1940 by french engineering, they were again rebuilt in wood in 1983. The passerelles provide a point of view on the beach, the Conti castle complex, as well as on the Oise and its islands.

    The hotel de ville of Saint Quentin was built in 1509 in the flamboyant Gothic style. The façade ends with 3 gears (influence of the Flemish architecture). The facade is decorated with 173 sculptures. The carillon of the Town Hall, housed in a neo-Gothic campanile, features 37 bells.
    The Interior of the Town Hall consists of a neo-Gothic entrance, an ancient chapel hall (currently lounge of marriages), a room of marriages (monumental fireplace whose mantle is Gothic and the Renaissance crowning vaults boat hull reversed polychrome and decorated with carved blocks) and a Council Chamber municipal Art deco. Louis Guindez has designed all the furniture: desks, chairs and lamps, the lighting (wall and ceiling), wooden paneling of 41 portraits representing different trades

    Fondest memory: walk its old Streets in city center and marvel of its old architecture never again repeated.

    mairie or mayor's ofc L'Isle-Adam passarelle at L'isle-Adam Rue de l'Apport au Pain, Senlis hotel de ville, Saint  Quentin
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    History of Picardy

    by grayfo Written May 13, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Picardy is an historical province in the north of France. The historical capital and largest city is Amiens. During the Middle Ages, Picardy was known as that part of France north of Paris. The name applied to an area much larger than what we now think of as Picardy. This area corresponds to all the territories from Paris to the Netherlands.

    Picardy - Map 1785
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