Whilst in Amiens we took a day trip to Albert – a smallish town about 25kms away. We had been told that it was of art deco era, having been destroyed in WW1, and worth a visit. Unfortunately we were more than a little disappointed. The very chatty lady in the Tourist Info centre gave us a leaflet which just showed some art deco architectural details such as balcony railings, windows & plasterwork. Not quite what I was hoping to see!
The Hotel de Ville was quite impressive……
The Basilica, however, is superb! A real bizantine surprise!
And everywhere there are reminders of the allied troops and the sacrifices made in WW1.