Belfry of Amiens

Amiens, France

Constructed between 1406 and 1410, Amiens' massive square belfry has a mid-18th-century top reaching 52m, which was rebuilt after it was damaged in 1940 by German bombing. The tourist office runs two guided tours per month, one including a cathedral tour, plus night-time visits in July and August – check the website and reserve well ahead.

Today the belfry is part of the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site The Belfries of Belgium and France, a group of 56 historical buildings.



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Place au Fil 8, Amiens, France
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Founded: 1406-1410
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)


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stanzebla (19 months ago)
Looks nice. But I guess only the guided tours are useful. Sounds nice too. It has a carillon.
Jerry Jungleyes (2 years ago)
Great quality of goods! Everything you need to cook or drink you will find it around! Quality comes with high price though! Recommended for something above average!
Pharindra Pathak (2 years ago)
Lovely cliff beach
Explore with Nas (2 years ago)
Very quite old town in france good fir chilling with family we visited ones in 2020
Koen (3 years ago)
Perhaps not the most beautiful belfry, but one with history. The 52-meter high belfry of Amiens is one of the 56 belfries of Belgium and France that have been registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2005. Although the belfry was built between 1406 and 1410 as a symbol of the city's independence, its main function was that of a watchtower. After the tower burned down for the second time in 1742, it took seven years for the architect Beffara to start rebuilding. This gives the belfry its current appearance. Unfortunately Marie-Firmine, the 11-ton alarm clock, was "killed" in 1940 and eventually replaced by a carillon in 1989.
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