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Private shuttle transportation from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Amiens
Amiens is the prefecture of the Somme and the historic capital of Picardy. It is 3.72 km from Rivery, 5.16 km from Cagny and 6.03 km from Poulainville. The city of Amiens, in Gallo-Roman times, was known as "Samarobriva". Since that time, it has had a strategic place in the trade and dissemination of Romanization. It is quoted for the first time in Julius Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War. Between the 3rd and 4th centuries, it became "Ambionorum" and since then it has further strengthened its military role and has become a garrison town. In 1185, the city is united to the crown by Philippe Auguste having an essential place between the Île-de-France and the county of Flanders. From the twelfth century, Amiens is one of the main "draping cities". With the development of the pastel trade dyers, Amiens becomes the "land of blue gold". The blue of Amiens makes the fortune of the city and contributes to the financing of the work of the cathedral. In the 19th century, Amiens took advantage of the industrial revolution and maintained international recognition thanks to the quality of its textile production. Still strongly marked by its medieval character, the city is expanding and modernizing. During the time of the First World War, this city was hit hard by the throes of war. Meanwhile, it welcomes fighters from around the world including French, British, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, South Africans, Indians and Chinese. During the Second World War, she was also hit by bombings. As a result, the cathedral and some neighborhoods were spared, including those of Henriville and Saint-Leu. From the twentieth century, it experienced a strong economic and industrial development following the arrival of the railway. It is in this sense that it became the 10th most populated French city and becomes a city increasingly lively. Be dazzled by guided tours by your driver guide.
In 2015, Amiens had 132,874 inhabitants. This number has decreased by 0.43% from that of 2010. It was in 2006 that its inhabitants were more numerous with 136 105 inhabitants. Amiens is best known for the youth of its population. Indeed, since 5 years, more than 25% of the population of the city is under 20 years old. The rate of people aged over 60 is also lower than the national rate of 16.9% against 21.6% and the county rate of 21%. Like the national and departmental breakdowns, the female population of the municipality is greater in number than the male population, with a rate of 52.9%, the national rate being 51.6%. The northern part of the city is nowadays designated as a priority security zone and the number of national police is increased in order to fight effectively against daily insecurity and the significant deterioration of the security conditions. In terms of education, Amiens has a large number of educational institutions including vocational high schools, general high schools and high schools. This city also has a higher education center. It is in this sense that the Amiens metropolis welcomes for some years one of the most important student populations of France. françaisIn 2015, the city has 27,600 students and 800 researchers in some 40 higher education institutions, 34 laboratories, 10 units associated with the National Center for Scientific Research or the National Institute of Health and Research. medical research. Among the major universities of Amiens, it is possible to list the University of Picardy Jules-Verne, the Higher School of Teaching and Education or ESPE, the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts of Picardy or CNAM and than multiple preparatory classes for the “grandes écoles”. As far as the economy is concerned, Amiens is best known as the important economic and industrial hub of Picardy. It also benefits from a much larger pool of manpower. Currently, it is named as "the most attractive city in France" thanks to the diversity of companies that has emerged there. Its particularity also lies in the development of the real estate sector and taxation in the average of the cities of France. It should also be noted that Amiens has been designated as "the best managed city in France" according to the magazine Challenges among the most populated major cities in the region. For those who travel there for business reasons, we would like to note that our destination is mainly from the airport to the hotel.
What to visit in Amiens ?
Amiens is a must-see tourist destination in Picardy. Indeed, a large number of visitors come every year as it is not far from the Baie de Somme. Remember that the latter is just 55 km and it is a tourist attraction registered in the Club of the most beautiful bays in the world and labeled Grand Site of France. It is also developing a "memory tourism" linked to the sites of the Great war. Among the most visited tourist attractions are the Cathedral and the Belfry. Indeed, Notre Dame Cathedral is the reference building of Gothic architecture. Remember that it is the largest cathedral in the world by its internal volumes 200 000 m3. It dates from the Middle Ages. Its facade is decorated with more than 3,000 statues, gargoyles and chimeras of origin in their almost complete. As for the Belfry of Amiens, it is a monument built in 1244 which is based on white stones. It is Gothic and Jesuit style. The Belfry is located on the Place au Fil, more exactly a central square of the city before the arrival of the train and the rise of the rue des Trois-Cailloux. The belfry thus adjoins Les Halles and the back of the town hall. It is 52 meters high and rings every hour of the day. Besides these monuments, Amiens also attracts visitors thanks to its zoological park, its Samara park, its hortillonnages, its museum of Picardie without forgetting the house of Jules Verne. Amiens is also labeled "City of Art and History". It is possible to list a multitude of monuments. 126 places and monuments are part of the general inventory of cultural heritage and 53 monuments protected from historical monuments. This city also contains 263 objects as historical monuments and 122 others listed in the general inventory of cultural heritage. Asking for a car service is an option for you if you want to enjoy every corner of the city.
Discover the Amiens Métropole Zoo
If you are a lover of nature, discovery and exploration, go explore the Amiens Zoo! You will be amazed in the middle of a 7 hectare space reserved for biodiversity combining nature, inner peace, adventure, learning, unique experience. Amines Zoo is the perfect place to get away from it all and explore.
Everything about the Zoo
The Amiens Zoo is the largest and renowned cultural, tourist and scientific site that has made the reputation of the city of Amiens and even of the Hauts-de-France region worldwide. This magnificent island of biodiversity is located in the heart of the Amiens metropolis only a few hours' drive from Paris and Lille. You will see a variety of animal species there, the Zoo keeps over 500 animals from different countries. Animals, most of which are vulnerable and especially endangered: giraffe, lemur, crocodile, toad, turtle, fish, birds and even various insects. Now with the opening of Archipels and Shores, your visit will be more and more exceptional with the discovery of new species such as the Sumatran tiger for example.
Open to the general public
It is schools that most visit this famous Zoo. The Zoo is dedicated to children as part of their learning as well as pedagogy, but whether you plan to go as a couple, with the family or alone, small or large are all welcome at the Amiens Zoo. It is one of the most essential tourist sites in the Somme department. There are many cultural events and entertainment that the Zoo team organizes to satisfy visitors: Fabrik family competition, Great Easter Weekend game and many more.
The Zoo is appreciated for its exceptional location! Traveling these 7 hectares is as exciting as it is fun. Be sure ! You will have nothing to fear, very close to the zoo is the Blue Flag which opens its doors to you every day to satisfy your culinary desires.
Request an airport car service from CDG Airport to Amiens
Amiens is located in the northern part of the Paris Basin. The city is 53.4 km from Château d'Eaucourt-sur-Somme and 82.3 km from Parc du Marquenterre. It is 61.8 km from Beauvais Airport and 126.6 km from CDG Airport.