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September 10th 2011
Published: January 6th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

So on the way to my second marathon with my work colleague at the time Kate, we stopped off at Amiens. Amiens was a nice place where i caught the RWC pool match between Argentina and England, ate a huge pot of mussels with fries, visited a very nice cathedral and walked around a medieval market.

The medieval market was brilliant, with all sorts of weird and wacky things been sold and a high buy in rate with a lot of people dressed the part. Walking around such a historic place with people dressed in medieval attire was a unique and fun experience.

Amiens cathedral is a beautiful place, that houses a memorial to ANZAC troops amongst others for those that lost their lives fighting in the 100 day offensive that started with the Battle of Amiens and eventually lead to the armistice which ended WW1. The cathedral itself is the tallest in France and is renowned for its 13th century gothic sculpture.


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