unesco world heritage listed, amiens cathedral has the highest interior volume of any cathedral in france. in the high stakes game of french gothic architecture, paris comes off second best to amiens, and the picardy region. this house of worship is enormous.
there is a door to the left of the statue, across from the one that just closed. go through that one and you will find yourself in a room with a diagram of sunset on the floor and three candles representing that time of day in front of a design on the wall depicting the same thing.
the cathedral basilica of our lady of amiens french: basilique cathédrale notre-dame d'amiens , or simply amiens cathedral, is a roman catholic church.the cathedral is the seat of the bishop of amiens.it is situated on a slight ridge overlooking the river somme in amiens, the administrative capital of the picardy region of france, some 120 kilometres 75 miles north of paris.
amiens overview 1 the labyrinth of amiens cathedral is the second largest in france, being slightly smaller than its cousin in chartres. 3 measuring about 12.1 meters wide, the labyrinth occupies the entire width of the fourth and fifth bays of the nave, and is thought to have originally been placed in the cathedral in 1288. 4
to the west a frontispiece of unusual design embodies tower supporting masonry in the western bay of the nave carrying two rectangular towers. the plan is rigorously controlled by a central geometric matrix in the form of a great double square located in the crossing and contiguous bay. the western frontispiece of amiens cathedral displays
discover amiens cathedral labyrinth in amiens, france: a sublime medieval path adorns the marble floor of one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in france.
you are able to switch between floors viewed only one floor is viewed at one time by pressing the x and y buttons. you are able to zoom in and out of the map by using the c stick, and move the map around the screen while using the control stick. he travels to the oublie cathedral in amiens, france, to warn and hopefully save charlemagne
a historic overview of amiens cathedral. following the model of chartres cathedral, the cathedral of amiens occupies the site where several sanctuaries have stood since the end of the 3rd century.each successively destroyed by fire, . first in 850 during the norman invasion, in 1019, then once again in 1107.
amiens cathedral floorplan: massive piers support the west end towers; transepts are abbreviated; seven radiating chapels form the chevet reached from the ambulatory in western ecclesiastical architecture , a cathedral diagram is a floor plan showing the sections of walls and piers, giving an idea of the profiles of their columns and ribbing.
use this section to explore individual details, plans, and sections of amiens cathedral. click on the image thumbnails for fullscreen images and additional text. original cathedral floor plan durand floor plan of the cathedral with nave chapels durand plan of amiens cathedral 1713 amiens, archives diocésaines. sections
amiens cathedral floorplan: massive piers support the west end towers; transepts are abbreviated; seven radiating chapels form the chevet reached from the ambulatory. in western ecclesiastical architecture, a cathedral diagram is a floor plan showing the sections of walls and piers, giving an idea of the profiles of their columns and ribbing