Amiens Cathedral



CountryFrance
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationDepartment of Somme, Picardie Region
CoordinatesN49 53 42 E2 18 6
Inscription Date1981
Minor Modifications2013
Property (ha)1.54
Buffer Zone (ha)115
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
All ThreatsHousing
Unesco Reference Number162
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/162
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=162
DescriptionAmiens Cathedral, in the heart of Picardy, is one of the largest 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century. It is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation and the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept.
StatusWorld Heritage Site