Les Hortillonnages (Floating Gardens)

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The Hortillonnages of Amiens are beautiful floating market gardens.
With its 300 hectares of water gardens, Amiens is known as the Venice of the North. These areas offer 65 kilometers of canals and seven market gardens. Every Saturday, the locals sell their produce (fresh vegetables) at a floating market in the Saint-Leu district. On the 3rd Sunday of each month, the market gardeners dress in traditional costumes and go down the Somme. When they reach the Quai Bélu, they sell their vegetables on the Place Parmentier, across the river.
The best way to experience these marvelous gardens and historical heritage sites is with a boat ride. You can rent one and ride on your own or take a guided electric boat tour (from April to October). As you’re mesmerized by the colorful gardens, don’t forget to look for dragonflies, wild birds, and even herons on the tranquil waterways and see the incredible cathedral spire in the background.

Country

France, Northern France

Approx. Duration

1-2 Hours Tour, Half-day Tour

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

Flights & Accommodations

Local Currency

Price Level

Min. Price

From: 5.90 Euros


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Address

Les Hortillonnages, Boulevard de Beauvillé, Amiens, France

Estimated Duration

1 – 3 hours

Spoken Languages

Electricity

Local Currency

Recommended Age Groups

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Price


  • Adults: 5.90 Euros

  • 11-16 years old: 5.20 Euros

  • Children 4 to 10 years old: 4.10 Euros

  • Below 4 years old: Free


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