A goat farm waiting to be discovered. All of the milk produced by the herd is turned into delicious specialities: fromage blanc, mature 'crottins' (small round cheese called Le Bicottin), goat's cheese pasties, tomme... at the end of the tour visitors get to sample some of these delights.
The house where Jules Verne lived from 1882 to 1900 today combines imaginary elements with the daily life of the famous writer. From the winter garden to the attic, you can immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of a 19th century town house with its period furniture.
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
It's THE place to go for Amiens night life but that's not all. In the daytime you can stroll along the banks of the Somme, through narrow cobbled streets and enjoy seeing the smart and colourful little houses. Stop off at a café terrace to admire the Cathedral, have dinner in a riverside restaurant.
Not far from Amiens (just 10km to the north), the Cueillette de Saint-Gratien (pick your own farm) will delight all those who don't have a garden. Fill up with fruits and garden vegetables. Take one of the wheelbarrows supplied and pick your own - strawberries, apples, radishes, lettuce, beans ...
If you want to sample one of the best 'gâteaux battus' (traditional local brioche) in the Somme, then come along to the Boulangerie de Francis (Fréville). He uses his grandfather's recipe - it's a family affair. And Francis' little secret? Using only natural ingredients.