Hortillonnages

activities / Boating & cruises

Hortillonnages information

Location
Amiens , France
Address
54 bd Beauvillé
Telephone
+33 3 22 92 12 18
apsseh@wanadoo.fr
Prices
adult/child €6/4
Opening hours
1.30-5pm Apr-Oct
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Amiens' market gardens – some 3 sq km in extent – have supplied the city with vegetables and flowers since the Middle Ages. Today, their peaceful rieux (waterways), home to seven working farms, over 1000 private gardens and countless water birds, can be visited on 12-person boats whose raised prows make them look a bit like gondolas. Get there at 1.30pm to avoid long lines.

From mid-June to mid-October, the Hortillonages host contemporary art installations accessible on foot, by bicycle or by rental barque (boat).