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.
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens Reviews
A really pleasant bob down the little winding rivers and canals of Amiens. Our guide was lovely and really knowledgeable though didn’t speak much English so it gave us all an excellent opportunity... more »
Of course, this attraction is very much depending of the weather, but if you have the chance to go for it by a sunny day, you won't regret it! more »
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