Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, Amiens

4.3
#1 of 25 in Parks in Somme
Garden · Nature / Park
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, also known as the "Floating Gardens," make a spectacular patchwork of 300 hectares (1.6 square miles). Surrounded by the Somme and Avre rivers, the floating gardens have been cultivated since the Middle Ages. The gardens are in a marshy area surrounded by 40 miles of canals sometimes called "Little Venice of the North." You can walk along the footpaths or see the gardens from a boat called the Barques à Cornet. Add Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens to your Amiens travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Amiens online journey planner.
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  • The boat trip is just fascinating. We had a very enthusiastic guide, speaking to us in French and English , to explain the history and present of this huge nature reserve with all its part time...  more »
  • We had read about this as something nice to do in Amiens. We followed the tourist signs in the city centre and walked down to the place near the river where you can get on the boats. We were there...  more »

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