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Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens

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Relaxing boat ride

Been here twice, and a perfect place to cool off on a hot day in a 45 minute trip in an electric... read more

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Dora R
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Essex, United Kingdom
Peaceful and Beautiful

I can understand why this place is called the Venice of the North. Canals wind their way... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
seetheworld304
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Paris, France
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54 boulevard de Beauville, 80000, Amiens, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Been here twice, and a perfect place to cool off on a hot day in a 45 minute trip in an electric powered boat. Interesting birdlife and beautiful gardens with some interesting features in some cases. Helpful guide in English available and the person in...More

Thank Dora R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can understand why this place is called the Venice of the North. Canals wind their way throughout some beautiful gardens and the boats that you ride in are silent and peaceful. I didn't have high expectations when I went here, but felt like it...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited as part of a cycling tour with Justine but could have spent longer. Beautiful gardens with a history dating back to the Romans

Thank Purpletigger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had time to spare and did a bit of googling as you do when speaking the local language is not your forte. We came across these canal boat trips. 65 hectares of marsh land were changed into beautiful floating gardens. There are miles and...More

Thank LyraBeth2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon on the tour of the gardens at Amiens, tours are very popular, recommend arriving early. Well worth doing very interesting and relaxing.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating trip through this beautiful waterway system. Great value at 8 euro. My wife has walking difficulties but made it into the boat with help from the friendly guide.

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute must for any visitor to Amiens - a delightful, peaceful cruise amongst lush greenery and a historic way of life unique to Amiens. We went on a scorching hot summer day and appreciated the cool, but I think it would be...More

Thank Debbie Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A former marsh, which was later divided into plots interspersed with canals. More recently these have become weekend homes, many with beautiful gardens, making for a pleasant boat ride through the canal system. The boatman gives a non-stop description, but only in French.

Thank IanAberdeen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around the whole garden & there were only a handful of flowers. A long walk & no reward... a bit disappointing.

Thank LarRanTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Hortillonages in the late afternoon on a sunny day with no expectations, and it ended up being one of the highlights of a two month trip around Europe. Our guide only spoke French, but was very knowledgeable and it was fascinating hearing the...More

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Carol L
10 June 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
11 April 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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