Les Hortillonnages D'amiens267 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 54 Boulevard Beauville, 80000 Amiens, France.
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-322921218
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
The etymology comes from the Latin word Hortellus meaning small garden, Les Hortillonnages is a great example of how agrarian hands shaped a wilderness into one of the most beautiful garden in Amiens. The garden is well over 2000 years old but today only about 300 hectares of the original 10,000 is left and the rest destroyed due to erosion. There are water paths that take you through the garden. The soil being composed of silt and limestone is very fertile and permeable.
The water comes from the river Somme and its tributary Avre. The gardens are home to a variety of vegetable yielding plants and crops and along with it, it is also the second most visited destination in Amiens after the Cathedral. With about 100,000 visitors every year the site serves economically both tourism wise and production wise.
Les Hortillonnages D'amiens Travel Tips
- Group visits by prior appointment.
- On every 3rd Sunday of June a water market is held where the merchants dressed in old costumes sell their vegetables and fruits in the traditional way of the olden times.
Entrance Ticket Details For Les Hortillonnages D'amiens
- For Adults: EUR 5.90
- Adolescents 11-16 years: EUR 5.20
- Children of 4 to 10 years of age: EUR 4.10
- Below 4 years: Entry is free.
How to Reach Les Hortillonnages D'amiens
- Located on Boulevard de Beauville, Ask locals for info and direction or drive here.
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52.87% of people who visit Amiens include Les Hortillonnages D'amiens in their plan
48.24% of people start their Les Hortillonnages D'amiens visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Les Hortillonnages D'amiens
82.46% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Les Hortillonnages D'amiens
Les Hortillonnages D'amiens Reviews & Ratings
A pleasant way to spend 45 minutes, if the weather is nice, but the live commentary is in French spoken with a strong regional accent, so quite difficult to understand. The tour mostly shows domestic flower gardens, not commercial vegetable ones. Not recommended unless you have excess time to kill. I and my companions felt that it is over-rated.
Very nice and enjoyable tour of the Hortillonnages. The guides are friendly and funny. Highly recommend. This was a wonderful and quiet time
amazing boat tour through gorgeous floating gardens. about 45 mins, no english really from the guide but didn’t matter- beautiful enough without commentary!
Lovely homes that are mainly accessible by the water
Excellent, however the guide only spoke french.