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By Fanny Chabrol. Les rouages de l'asile en Suisse. Albrecht von Massow et Prof. Michael Obst. The 38th edition of the Wratislavia Cantans festival was held from 5 to 14 September. The Festival also commemorated the th anniversary of the birth of Hector Berlioz. As a travelling exhibition, it is designed to be displayed all over the world in places of education and culture, universities, concert halls, music schools and the like. This attractive, stimulating and informative exhibition, which consists of 19 posters 65 x 92 cm , is designed to be mounted e. The title of the talk was "Hector Berlioz : A romantic in the century".
In addition, portraits of Berlioz and various people associated with, such as his wives, his son, his parental family and many of his friends, were displayed. The annual Festival Berlioz took place between 20 August and 7 September. The programme included the following concerts:. See also our page on the Berlioz Monument which was inaugurated on 11 December in Meylan as part of the Berlioz bicentenary celebrations.
In order to give the Berlioz year a high profile, both in the department and in France and abroad, a Berlioz Committee was established. At its head was M. Marc Albrecht, who gave his debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele in summer, conducted the Gewandhaus Orchestra. The men's first team also won the Coupe de France in and It is one of the 10 biggest clubs in France with almost 1, members in Since the start of the Tour de France in , Amiens has hosted the start of a stage on ten occasions , , , , , , , , , and the stage finish ten times , , , , , , , , , Amiens hosted the finish of Stage 8 of the Tour de France.
It is now installed at Issy-les-Moulineaux. Each 15 August at the Parc de la Hotoie , the city receives the final stages of the Picardy sports and in particular those of the most emblematic, traditional Picard sport: The Ballon au poing. This Picard game is played by teams of six. To be able to hit the ball, players surround their hand and their wrist with a strip of canvas or leather. Free newspapers Metro and 20 minutes are distributed in the city, including in Amiens railway station.
This publication, which appears every Wednesday, is distributed to all homes in the metropolitan area and is made available in public places taken at about 95, copies  as well as on the internet site of the city in its digital version. Over time, the journal has evolved through various forms. Most of the national radio stations broadcast their programmes in the Amiens area. As of 1 March , the CSA has not selected Amiens for broadcast or experimentation of this broadcasting standard.
The city of Amiens concentrates the largest Muslim community of Picardy and one of the largest in the north of the France. Places of worship are evolving, several mosques are in phase of expansion or relocation. Thus the city has fifteen Muslim places of worship: Eight independent prayer rooms and seven mosques: . Several independent prayer rooms are present in the urban community.
Both industrial hub and services centre, Amiens enjoys a large pool of workers, a labour pool of over , inhabitants and many professional training courses. The city finished second in , and The strengths of the city include a developed real estate business and taxation around the average for French cities. In addition, its geographical position square in the centre of the triangle "Paris — London — Brussels", that is at the heart of the richest Europe.
The magazine Challenges has also designated Amiens as "Best managed city of France" category large cities with more than , inhabitants in , and In , the proportion of taxable households was In , the population aged 15 to 64 years amounted to 93, persons, among which there were There were 81, jobs in the employment area, against 72, in The number of assets employed residing in the area of employment being 51,, the concentration of job indicator [note 4] is Distribution of employment [ when?
Agriculture has very little representation among Amiens jobs with only 0. Unlike these two sectors whose share is below the national average, the tertiary sector represents a significant part of the Amiens workforce, Industry includes On 31 December , at Amiens, there were 9, businesses: 69 in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, in industry, in construction, 6, in trade, transportation and various services and 2, were related to the administrative sector.
In , companies were established at Amiens, [Insee 9] including by of sole proprietors. The Gueudet Group, one of the largest car dealers in France, was established at Amiens in The old textile tradition of the city remains with the factory of Lee Cooper France employees. Since the end of World War II , much of the city's economy was related to automotive equipment with companies such as Valeo , Goodyear and Sumitomo - Dunlop tyres. In , Dunlop was bought by the American Goodyear company, these two companies through late and early had a deep crisis, the headquarters in the United States having "offered" to workers a change of their working hours and the number of posts, which was refused by the staff at a high percentage.
Established over more than 45 hectares acres , it is one of the largest factories in the world for laundry cleaning products Ariel , Dash, Bonux, Gama and for around the house Mr. Clean , Febreze. The Amiens plant employs approximately people. Since the mids, the city has tried to convert to the economy of the internet and telephony. It manages the Amiens - Glisy Aerodrome. The strategic position of Amiens makes it an attractive destination for a weekend or a few days, from Paris, Lille or Brussels. Amiens has the label of Towns and Lands of Art and History since Within this framework, the host of the heritage organises guided tours to themes intended for an audience of adults and children with educational workshops.
A signposted circuit allows an independent tour of the town, with information panels offering comment on places and notable buildings. Amiens has an important historical and cultural heritage, an accessible and varied natural heritage, on which tourism is based. The vaults of the central nave , finished in , are Dating back to the 13th century, its construction is due to the wealth of the city in the Middle Ages and the fire of the Romanesque cathedral which stood previously. Three architects, including Robert of Luzarches succeeded to complete the construction.
It is also described by John Ruskin as "Gothic, clear of Roman tradition and of Arabian taint, Gothic pure, authoritative, unsurpassable, and unaccusable. Regarded as the archetype of the classic Gothic style, the cathedral also presents some elements of the radiant Gothic style and flamboyant Gothic.
The speed of construction, barely 70 years for the shell to , explains this remarkable homogeneity of style. Despite the two World Wars of the 20th century, which severely affected the city, it managed to stay intact. John the Baptist are some of the well-known works of the Cathedral. Its origin dates back to the establishment of the commune of Amiens by Louis VI.
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It is mentioned for the first time in an arbitral award issued by the chapter of Amiens in Symbolising the independence of the commune, it was formerly used for meetings of the notables of the city and then as archive rooms, weapons store and prison. A spotter nearby monitored arrivals and warned the population of the external dangers.
During the Middle Ages, the building was repeatedly engulfed by fire. The belfry is composed of a base in white cut stone, built in the 15th century between and , a stone superstructure bell tower built from with Baroque volutes at its base, and a dome covered with slate and then an arrow and a weather vane with a renown.
At the time, a huge ton bell was installed inside, it was later destroyed along with the dome as a result of the melting of the copper component in the bombardment and fire of the city on 19 May Abandoned and devoid of a roof since World War II , the monument was fully restored between February and July Located on the Place au Fil , the old central square of the city before the arrival of the railway and the rise of the Rue des Trois Calloux , the belfry is adjacent to Les Halles and the back of the city hall. Each year, a temporary circus was established on this occasion.
In , a circus company emerged to claim a permanent circus, which would be built in wood by the Schytte contractor in However, expensive maintenance prompted the municipality to consider the construction of a new building. It was inspired by the Cirque d'hiver of Paris but chose a cast metal frame, supplemented by brick from the local countryside.
The architect of civil buildings, Charles Garnier , claimed that the frames should be hidden with a plaster imitating stone. The "moderninst" design of Ricquier, who chose to display the structure, and to favour local material such as brick, is visible at the rear of the monument.
Modern, it hosts two steam engines dedicated fully electric lights and central heating. Since its construction, it has also been the first circus which included a buffet and a refreshment bar. The cost of the construction of the building finally reached double the forecast. The roof was damaged by a shell in The largest of the circuses of the province with its 3,seats, the building has acquired a multidisciplinary use for decades of performances of theatre, dance, concerts, galas, sports and public meetings.
Renovated in , it now bears the name of Cirque Jules Verne. It is one of seven in France and is still in use today. Acquired in by the city, the house is labeled Maisons des Illustres by the Ministry of Culture. Opposite the Gare d'Amiens , the neighborhood was rebuilt after having been razed by bombing in , is located the Tour Perret from the name of its architect Auguste Perret.
This church was built at the end of the 15th century, on the model of the hall-churches. It is dedicated, as its district, to Saint Leu, referring to the 7th century bishop who was exiled to the Vimeu. It has three naves. A flamboyant portal adorns the base of the steeple. The latter, struck by lightning, had to be rebuilt at the beginning of the 16th century. The ends of beams are carved. Stone and wood statues date from the 17th century. The choir houses the glory of the Duthoit brothers.
The Maison du bailliage ou Malmaison , former residence of the bailli of Amiens, constructed in Floral City awarded the maximum score of 4 flowers in the floral contest of cities and villages of France,  it offers a particularly rich wooded heritage. In , the city ranked in the top 10 greenest cities of France. Presenting itself as a city concerned with the environment, Amiens has made the link between the city and nature a central axis of its metropolitan development project called Amiens They are also known as the "floating gardens of Amiens".
Hortillon means market garden in Picard, and derives from the Latin hortillus , small garden. It is the port of upstream, located at the foot of the cathedral where a weekly market is held on the water, although the arrival by boat of the growers can be accomplished only once a year, in summer. Originally for entertainment venue, the zoo began its mission of conservation, education and research between and Today, there are animals, representing approximately 75 species from all continents, cohabiting on 6. In , the zoo received , visitors. South American coati Nasua nasua.
Jena and Praya, the two Asian elephants Elephas maximus. California sea lion Zalophus californianus.
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Humboldt penguins Spheniscus humboldti. Floral city: 4 flowers attributed since by the National Council of Cities and Villages of France for the competition of floral cities and villages. Amiens was strongly tipped to host the Louvre II. The city has a number of concert spaces, mostly small venues, and pubs also host numerous concerts throughout the year. These outreach facilities working in the field of art and creation are openly oriented "venues". Open to all, they offer an eclectic programme: Parts of theatre and concerts, shows for young people and dance, projections of films, exhibitions, meetings and debates, etc.
In , they accommodated 48, people. Libraries currently constitute a network of 28 facilities spread over the whole territory of the metropolis. Built between and , it is one of the oldest municipal libraries in France. Registration and borrowing is free for all of the people of Amiens in all libraries.
Two libraries also provide service to quarters and the communes of the agglomeration, as well as the home delivery of documents for people with reduced mobility. Once can also include the Harmony Saint-Pierre, a fanfare of 70 musicians, which has become a local institution since its inception in Amiens saw rise, over the centuries, major writers. This glossary of medieval Latin is still authoritative today.
In , the Amiens native Choderlos de Laclos published Les Liaisons dangereuses where he staged a depraved nobility. Considered one of the masterpieces of 18th-century literature, the book has toured the world and is known as an Oscar-winning film adaptation. However, the great name of Amiens literary life is Jules Verne.
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He animated all intellectual activity, giving balls and parties, while his wife held a famous salon. He often attended the library of the industrial society, which subscribed to numerous scientific journals. Engaged in local life, he was Councillor of Amiens from to Amiens does appear explicitly in his novels but there are however characteristic elements of the city such as the cathedral and the river. This is the case, for example, for the imaginary city of Ragz in Le secret de Wilhem Storitz. In , he delivered before the Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts of Amiens a speech entitled "An ideal city: Amiens in the year " where he portrays himself wandering in a forward-thinking city of Amiens.
Since then, the city has built a tourist route from this text. He died in Amiens in , and he deeply marked the town's footprint, so that today many places, monuments and events bear his name. In , Englishman John Ruskin published the Bible of Amiens, which was translated into French, extensively annotated and prefaced, in , by Marcel Proust.
This book dedicated to Notre-Dame d'Amiens was the opportunity for Proust to recall his admiration for the English author and the Cathedral of Amiens. A masterpiece written from his notes taken at the Front , the novel won the Prix Femina the same year. Several films or scenes from films were shot in Amiens and its surroundings.
Amiens is a stronghold of comics in France. A whole generation of designers and Amiens writers make the city an important creative centre of the 9th art.
The region is also known for " flamiche aux poireaux ", a puff pastry tart made with leeks and cream. The Summer Rambo apple cultivar originated near Amiens in the 16th century. In , the municipality formed around Gilles de Robien designed a new logo, incorporating the Fleur-de-lis and the Ivy leaf present on the coat of arms, placed side by side in red with a background of grey or white, depending on usage.
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Main article: Tour Perret Amiens. The former Stengel barracks converted into apartments 18th century, historic monuments, Convent of the grey sisters 18th century, historic monuments, The convent of the Visitation-Sainte-Marie 19th century, historic monuments. Red ruffed lemur Varecia rubra. Lar gibbons Hylobates lar. Red panda Ailurus fulgens. Covering over 25 hectares 62 acres , this park has many sports facilities: American football stadium, skate bowl , football field, play structures.
The bisteu or bigalan: Potatoes, onions and bacon pie. The galopin: A French toast made from brioche bread cooked like a big pancake. The Picardy rabotte: Apple wrapped and baked in a puff pastry. The Dariole of Amiens: A popular pastry from the 18th century, topped with a cream with almonds. Amiens barley sugar. Magnentius —11 August , usurper of the imperial title 18 January to 11 August Ansgar 8 September —3 February at Bremen , known as Oscar or Ansgar , evangeliser of Scandinavia , Ansgar is the patron saint of Denmark Peter the Hermit?
He played a central role in the Dreyfus affair and provides evidence of the innocence of Alfred Dreyfus. Selector of the France national under football team , world champions in Daniel Senet , — , weightlifter , silver medal for the sub For municipalities with populations greater than 10, inhabitants, a sample survey is carried out annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is included at the end of the same period of five years.
The first post-legal population from , and fitting in the new system which came into force on 1 January , is the census of For municipalities with more than 10,, the latest legal population is published by INSEE for all municipalities. His house, now classified as an Historical Monument, was acquired by the city of Amiens in Reopened on 24 March after a year of work, the Jules Verne House is a museum.
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