Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, Amiens

4.3
#1 of 25 in Parks in Somme
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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  • a small tour of the hortillonnages, by boat to traverse the canals and with a guide. The staff were very friendly and our guide at the top. It tells the story of life in hortillonnages without taking your head and answers your questions with ease
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  • When we arrived at the gardens at 9.30 a.m., we found that the mornings are reserved for group tours unless there are not enough groups to fill up the available spaces. The first tours for non-group b...  more »
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