On the banks of the Somme River in the heart of the Picardy region, the charming town of Amiens is full of surprises. Surrounded by quiet countryside, Amiens has an unexpected energy - especially in the trendy quartier Saint Leu. Watch a stunning light show that illuminates the cathedral in a rainbow of colors. The cathedral was built between 1220 and c.1270 and has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1981. Delve into the creative world of Jules Verne at his house, which displays his models of flying machines and naval ships. Wander cobblestone streets in the old town, relax at a café terrace and enjoy a gourmet meal by the harbor.