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Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens

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If you are coming from a big city and need a calm break ,this trip is the best option. The location... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Hira N
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Paris, France
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Interesting boat trip

An electric barge takes you through a ma ze of waterways constructed to turn a swampy area into... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
robertpV9796RU
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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54 boulevard de Beauville, 80000, Amiens, France
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

If you are coming from a big city and need a calm break ,this trip is the best option. The location is 10-15 minutes walk from the train station of Amiens and 5 minutes walk from Cathedral Notre Dame d'Amiens. They open in the afternoon...More

1  Thank Hira N
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We enjoyed a pleasant walk in parkland and along the river banks where produce was traditionally grown and sold. The motorized punts are now used to transport tourist but we didn't use them. The area is very peaceful and colourful, clearly used by the locals,...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Do not (!) board unless you're 5 feet tall or smaller. This is a terrible tourist trap where they try to load as many people on one boat as possible.

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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

An electric barge takes you through a ma ze of waterways constructed to turn a swampy area into useful agricultural land. It is now mainly used by people wanting to get some peace and quiet. It's a very unusual environment and fascinating place to visit.

1  Thank robertpV9796RU
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We stayed in a house nearby and our host kindly lent us his flat bottomed boat to explore the micro canals, lakes, and market gardens. So beautiful and individual, I'd love to return.

1  Thank atpjolliffe
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Floating down the canals, late afternoon was the perfect time to visit the gardens. It is a lovely experience and seeing the gardens is lovely and very entertaining as some of the owners have gone it of their way to make it a very entertaining...More

2  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens was one of the main choices for our visit and we were not disappointed. First of all we wandered round some of the paths and then onto Camon which allowed us to walk in a circuit. We then enjoyed the boat trip...More

2  Thank Shona M
Reviewed September 17, 2018

A trip around the Hortillonnages is a pleasant change for the inner city bustle. A very gentle but interesting trip, the commentary was only in French but even with school boy French you can pick up plenty of interesting information.

2  Thank r0yjane
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

So this is a slow boat ride among canals in Amiens. There are many flowers and ducks to be seen. There may have been narration but my French was not up to getting it. Also, it’s really hard to find the dock. If you’re in...More

Thank EllenT116
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

It is a slow peaceful place and the boat ride was relaxing, but to the extent that it was a bit boring. There were some sculptures but it would be difficult to call it art. You could see some of the gardens were well looked...More

2  Thank Gonzolongo
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Amélie D
August 14, 2018|
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Response from Hambler007 | Reviewed this property |
Nous n’avons pas reservés en Mai - je crois qu’on s’attend le prochain bateau. Le cathedral est tres beau aussi.
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CarolL2967
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Hambler007 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a boat from Boulevard Beauvillé - it’s marked on local maps. From memory it was about €8 each. The trip itself takes about 30 mins but you may have to wait for a while at busy times.
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Tamara_Gray_7
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Golfing-Steve | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any other dogs on the day that my wife and I went on the trip. To be honest I would be surprised if pets were allowed however well behaved. If you can get your question translated into French then you could... More
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