Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens

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Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens

Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
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labelleisle
Edinburgh, UK104 contributions
Peace and quiet in a little boat
Oct 2021
We had a lovely time drifting through the gardens on a flat-bottomed boat. The commentary is (understandably) in French, but our lack of language skills didn't impact on our enjoyment of the experience. It cost 8 euro per person - which was a reasonable price to pay for a relaxing hour on the water.
Written December 1, 2021
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Aynur Y
Norwich3 contributions
Shockingly rude boat pilot (pilote de barque)
Aug 2021 • Family
Stunning beauty spot,but extremely rude boat pilot (Manu/Emanuel),I'm still in shock at his comments
Written August 27, 2021
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Margot1967
Emsworth, UK101 contributions
Pleasant park
Aug 2021 • Friends
This park provides a pleasant walk and gentle boat rides in Amiens.
When we visited there was a small arts trail of garden-themed sculptures to explore.
A nice enough way to spend an hour or so on a summer's afternoon. I imagine that in "non covid" times it could become rather busy.
Written August 11, 2021
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Turner S
Paris, France1,037 contributions
it’s a park
Jun 2021
I guess I’m a hater because without the possibility of renting a canal boat, which was unavailable due to Covid, it’s just a park. A poorly laid out park as well unless you like industrial landscapes. C’est la vie. Granted it was nice scenery on the whole, but nothing unique really. The international garden festival runs almost half the year but the art is painfully pretentious. If you can do a boat ride I’m sure it would be lovely but my experience sans bateau was too tedious.
Written June 8, 2021
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JoCHD
Lyon, France174 contributions
A peraceful moment in the uproar of the city
Oct 2020
You come to a place where some flat bottom little boats are moored, you embark for a 45 minutes trip very slowly throughout nature and cultivated fields on the edge of the river, it looks as if you were very far from the city but you are only... 3 km! the guide is very funny and I spent a wonderful moment
Written October 7, 2020
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK965 contributions
Relaxing and scenic boat trip
Aug 2020
Les Hortillonnages is a series of waterways through a large expanse of market gardens. You can take a 45 minute boat trip on small boats that are like gondolas that weave their way through the gardens. It is not possible to book tickets in advance and, in the summer, there can be long queues, particularly if you arrive after a coach trip. The staff wipe the boats down with disinfectant between trips but there is no concept of social distancing with 12 people squashed into each boat. The trip is scenic and relaxing although we did not have any commentary - the boatman was chatting to the people at the back of the boat in French but made no effort to speak to the rest of the people on board in French or any other language.
Written October 4, 2020
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Anthony K
Paris, France107 contributions
Something unexpected in this amazing city, and beautiful
Jul 2020
The boat trip is just fascinating. We had a very enthusiastic guide, speaking to us in French and English , to explain the history and present of this huge nature reserve with all its part time inhabitants and owners. Just see it! Then you can walk around and see again the strange and beautiful sights you only glimpsed at leisure.
Written August 8, 2020
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Katharine N
Boston58 contributions
Lovely morning boat ride
Aug 2020 • Family
We had read about this as something nice to do in Amiens. We followed the tourist signs in the city centre and walked down to the place near the river where you can get on the boats.
We were there approx 9am didn’t have to wait long cost 25 euro for family of 4.
Guide spoke a little English and tried to explain some things and was very helpful to us. Commentary was only in French obviously but I think if you had a recorded version it wouldn’t work so we were happy just to look and enjoy.
Approx 45 mini tour of these little canals with market gardens and summer houses absolutely beautiful can’t think of anywhere else that I’ve seen or heard has anything similar.
Well worth a visit and the children enjoyed it as well.
Written August 2, 2020
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Emy
Sciez, France5 contributions
Explore!
Aug 2019 • Family
We went there discovering Amiens and learned a lot on how it was built and known at the time. I loved how pationated the guides were in the history of this place. It's lovely, cheap and lasts about 40 minutes. Highly recommend. I went on this trip four times so far and gain knowledge evertime!
Written July 24, 2020
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Clairelisichka
United Kingdom38 contributions
School trip!
Feb 2020 • Business
A really pleasant bob down the little winding rivers and canals of Amiens.

Our guide was lovely and really knowledgeable though didn’t speak much English so it gave us all an excellent opportunity to practise our French. He was fab at pointing out some of the madder allotment displays which the kids loved.

A great trip for a sunny day!
Written February 23, 2020
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