Culture is redefining the image of Amiens, one of the major cities of Hauts-de-France, once the capital of the Picardy region.
The city is just one of France’s cities competing to be named European Capital of Culture 2028. To prove itself worthy of the distinction, the city is hosting a wide range of exhibitions, festivals and events this year.
For example, until February 23, the museum of Picardy is presenting masterpieces of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The exhibition, organised by the museums of Amiens and the Palace of Versailles, presents a series of paintings from the King’s bedroom at the Palace of Versailles.
From October 4 to December 17, the city is organising IC.ON.IC, a visual arts festival inviting people to discover artworks in public places. The streets are lined with works based on urban spaces alongside video mapping sequences, projected on the historic facades of the city.
From November, 15 places have been forming a contemporary art trail for visitors to explore.