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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  • Take a boat ride through the canals of the floating gardens of Amiens and you won't believe that you are minutes away from the center of the city, and only a 15 minute walk away from the Cathédrale No...  more »
  • A must-see of AMIENS, the hortillonnage are a true return to nature, far from the traffic, noise a real charm or nature has taken its space
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