Université de Picardie Jules Verne

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Amiens, France

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Language of studyFrench
Students enrolled23,000
Academic yearSeptember-May
Semester 1September-December
Semester 2January-May

About the city

Amiens is a city and commune in north France, 120km north of Paris and 100km south-west of Lille. It is the capital of the Somme department in Picardy.

After the Second World War, the city was rebuilt according to Pierre Dufau's plans, with a focus on widening the streets to ease traffic congestion. These newer structures were primarily built of brick, concrete, and white stone with slate roofs. Amiens Cathedral, the tallest of the large, classic, Gothic churches of the 13th century and the largest in France of its kind, is a World Heritage Site.

The author Jules Verne lived in Amiens from 1871 until his death in 1905, and served on the city council for 15 years.

During December, the town hosts the largest Christmas market in northern France. Amiens is known for a few local foods, including macarons d'Amiens, almond paste biscuits, chocolate and orange curved biscuits, duck pate in pasty, an oven-baked cheese-topped crepe, and a puff pastry tart made with leeks and cream.

The 1990s saw a great period of rebirth in the city. The St-Leu renovations were completed, and parts of the University were moved to the city centre. Large parts of the city centre were also converted into pedestrian areas.

Academic Schools

Students from the Law School are eligible to apply.

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