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Parks and Gardens
Association pour la Protection et la Sauvegarde des Hortillonnages
54 boulevard Beauvillé
Why not go for boat trip around the Hortillonnages (marsh gardens) in Amiens? It's a great way to occupy the children! All aboard (no need to book ahead) and just sail around the maze of floating gardens, discovering the traditional world of local market gardeners, in a genuine 'barque à cornet' (local boat with one raised pointed end). Site open every day in season! Keen-eyed sailors may spot a moorhen making its nest in one of the little canals? A great family outing (no effort involved!).
About this equipment
Cultivated since the Middle Ages by market gardeners, these "floating" gardens, which can only be reached by boat, are enclosed by branches of the Rivers Somme and Avre and extend over 300 hectares, through the municipalities of Rivery, Camon, Longueau and Amiens. The plots of land are intersected by canals, "rieux", which can be navigated by flat-bottomed boats known as "cones". The main feature of these boats is the raised front to facilitate coming alongside without destroying the bank. In the past they were used to carry vegetables. During the tour, learn about the flora and fauna, depending on the time of year. At the reception office, a video presentation of the site.
UNESCO World Heritage
Sites and habitats: Lake, pond, river, wetlands
Animaux Acceptés: yes
Closed on public holidays: yes
From 01 April 2018 to 31 October 2018
Guided tours for individuals: yes
Average tour time: 45
Commentary in: French
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