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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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    Walk Amiens

    by gwened Updated Jun 3, 2014

    Favorite thing: Again walk these towns, its wonderful full of architecture ,history,and the sights and sounds and smells of the local life, that is what is most important to me when visiting, and so Lucky to be in of the wonders country of our world , a arts muséum all in its own right.;Amiens is one of the vanguards of this, with its magnificent cathedral.

    1)tour perret= built by architect Auguste Perret in 1942 for the reconstruction project of the city at the place Alphonse-Fiquet ,and the gare d'Amiens following the destruction of WWII

    2)beffroi d'Amiens, its origins goes back to the birth of Amiens Under king Louis VI the Fat. It was mentioned for the first time in a sentence given by the chapter of amiens in 1244AD

    3) Rue de Noyon, lovely artery coming from train station into city center.
    5) hôtel de ville, build initially from 1756 to 1760. The building was done in bricks with gres, and pavillions in stones. The cover was of bended rooftiles. It has statues of king Louis VI the Fat, and the Bishop Geoffroi, that gave the freedom to Amiens in 1115AD on the front porch of the building.

    4)Maison de pelerins is located at the place Notre Dame by rue andré, facing the Cathedral. it is such because it housed the pilgrims on the way to St James.wooden medieval house.

    Fondest memory: walk into city center by the theater, shopping les halles, pl Gambetta, and the Cathedral not to mention the tour perret

    Tour Perret Place Maurice Vast, the beffroi Rue de Noyon Maison de Pelerins arriving at hotel de ville
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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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