The quartier Saint-Leu neighbourhood of Amiens (wiki info only in French)
Wednesday, 8 August 2018: driving from Brittany to Amiens (our stopover).
After travelling many kilometers we arrived at Armiens and wanted to see the cathedral (Notre Dame de Amiens).
Guess what.... all roads were blocked, security officers in place, coz today was the official celebration (with lots of British tv stations and 'important' people and millitary present) of the fact that it is a 100 years ago that the battle of Amiens took place, which finished World War I.
We decided to have a drink first.
art is everywhere
So we first visited the Quartier Saint-Leu; mostly very small old wooden houses, some refurbished, some deteriating situated at a canal. Lovely neighbourhood. We hope young people will buy, refurbish and make the houses as well as the neighbourhood more up-to-date.
After 5 pm the gates were removed and we could approach the church, however, nobody was allowed to enter.
Oh well, lots to see at the outside