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
The battlefield at the Newfoundland memorial gives you a moving and realistic idea of what the fighting must have been like. Three bronze plaques fixed to the base of the mound comprise the national Newfoundland memorial to the missing.
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.
A real old fashioned cannery (family business) using traditional methods to bring the best of the Baie de Somme to your table: salt meadow lamb, glasswort, seafood terrines ... and, new this year, 'gâteau battu' (local brioche)! THE place to go for all your local products.
Saint Vulfran collegiate church is a masterpiece of Picardy flamboyant Gothic architecture. Its remarkable façade flanked by 2 towers (with look-out posts) and its nave (in wood like the hull of a ship) remind us that Abbeville was a major sea port in the Middle Ages. Don't miss the altarpieces, ove
Cirque Jules Verne - Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue
Officially opened by Jules Verne in 1889, the municipal Circus was a centre for cultural life in Amiens and a notable forerunner for architecture in the new century (the 20th!), combining stone, glass and iron!