Les Hortillonnages D'amiens, Amiens
Les Hortillonnages D'amiens, Amiens - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 54 Boulevard Beauville, 80000 Amiens, France.
Ticket Price: 6 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Les Hortillonnages D'amiens, Amiens
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 Information
- 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.
Les Hortillonnages D'amiens Ticket Prices
- 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 by Public Transport
- Located on Boulevard de Beauville, Ask locals for info and direction or drive here.
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Les Hortillonnages D'amiens, Amiens Reviews - Write a Review
An unforgettable visit... Manure harbor in Hortillonnages The Amiénois hortillonnages constitute an exceptional setting, an area of greenery and water in the heart of the metropolis of Amiens. Your visit will take you for a discovery of canals and gardens, and especially a privileged natural setting, where it is good to breathe...
The hortillonage is a beautiful place.There are many differents varieties of plants. There is a super tour in a boat. The staff is cool and the hortillonnage is a place where there is many animals.
Really nice, quiet and relaxing tour!
Like nothing else I've ever seen. These are basically floating gardens. Idyllic and surreal.
A very pleasant trip through the waterways and a view of life, you don't often see.