The only complete 18th century Cistercian abbey in France. Be sure to visit this gem of Baroque art, an outstanding site, combining monastic simplicity with the world of rococo: the organ case, hanging angels, high altar, drawing rooms with rocaille woodwork will all surprise you.
Association pour la Protection et la Sauvegarde des Hortillonnages
Cultivated since ancient times by the 'Hortillons'`(marsh market gardeners), these astonishing gardens are THE wonder of Amiens. Just imagine a 300 hectare maze of water and plots of land (which seem to float) right in the middle of town! They can only be accessed by boat.Tours every pm april to oct
L'Atelier-Café des Couleurs is an unusual place where you can call in for a bite to eat or a drink, do a bit of grocery shopping (only such shop left in the village) and, above all ... meet Cathy, passionate about interior décor, who can give you lots of ideas for changing your décor.
South of Amiens, "Au Fil de l'Angora" is a farm breeding angora rabbits - (very) furry animals - and not something you see everyday. Of course, famous angora wool is produced here. Odile can tell you all about the extraordinary way in which this wool is produced. Shop selling unique items.
The Basilica is a colourful treasure, standing tall over Albert in the 'Pays des Coquelicots' (Land of the Poppies). It is a surprising mix of Byzantine, medieval Spanish and Italian Renaissance. After your tour, you can climb to the top of the bell tower and enjoy a magical view of the town and the