Is it worth the journey from Paris to see yet another cathedral? If that cathedral is in Amiens, the answer is absolutely. Amiens, the capital of Picardy, has been a textile center since medieval days. Its old town is a warren of jumbled streets and canals, branching off from the south bank of the Somme River. It’s also famed for its floating gardens and Saturday waterborne fruit and veg market, not to mention 19th-century writer Jules Verne’s former home.