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Amiens Cathedral

Paved pedestrian area."Saint-Leu" underground car park: entry at 20 rue des Huchers. Lift.

The landmark entry is on Place Notre-Dame, a paved square. The main entrance has several steps. The second entrance has a ramp on Rue Cormont. During building work, please visit Tourist Information who will contact the caretaker to open the disabled entry.

Cathedral audiotour

This simple, clear and short (1 hr) tour of Amiens Cathedral is ideal for mentally disabled visitors.

Hire at Tourist Information reception, 23 place Notre Dame (pedestrian area):
> Monday-Saturday: 9.30am-4.30pm (April-October: 5pm)
> Sunday: 2pm-3.30pm
(subject to religious ceremonies)

Information:
2017 rate: 2.50€ (standard rate).
Amiens Métropole Tourist Information
Tel: +33 3 (0)3 22 71 60 50
Email: ot@amiens-metropole.com

 

Les Hortillonnages (flotting gardens)

Disabled car park

The listed “floating gardens” can only be reached by boat (a traditional “barque à cornet”) surrounded by the Somme and Arve’s tributaries. The gardens cover 300 ha in Rivery, Camon, Longueau and Amiens. The often marshy plots and rest areas are interspersed by canals known as “rieux” that can be explored in a flat-bottomed boat. Site presentation film at reception.

>>> Disabled-friendly site prior to boarding. You can leave your wheelchair at reception and be helped onto the boat which has backless seating. The boatman’s tour lasts 45 minutes.

Information :
April 1st-October 31st: daily from 1.30pm without reservation.
2017 rate: 6 € per adult, 5.50€ for 11-16 year olds, 4 € for 3-10 year olds.
54, boulevard de Beauvillé (boulevard side path)
Tel. +33 (0)3 22 92 12 18

 

Wildlife Park

Allée de la Hotoie.

The 6.5ha Amiens wildlife park lies on Esplanade de la Hotoie near the city centre in a leafy haven rife with age-old trees and its own waterway. There are almost 300 animals representing around 70 species from all over the world in settings similar to their natural environment to ensure their wellbeing.

>>> Disabled-friendly park. Car park on the edge of Parc de la Hotoie then access via a waterfront footpath.

Information :
February 1st-March 31st: daily 10am-5pm
April 1st-September 30th: daily 10am-6pm (7pm Sundays and bank holidays)
October 1st-November 15th: daily 10am-5pm
November 16th-January 31st: closed

2017 rate: free for under 3s, adult 6.50 €, 3-15 y.o. 4 €, family (1 adult + 1 child) 9€, disabled visitor 4.50€

 

La Madeleine cemetery

480, rue Saint-Maurice

One of the most romantic cemeteries in France is home to 18th, 19th and 20th tombs in 18ha of leafy grounds. Must-sees: Jules Verne’s tomb and tombstones sculpted by the Duthoit Brothers.

>>> Disabled-friendly site, some slopes. Entry on 480 rue Saint-Maurice.

Information :
November 16th-March 14th: daily, 8am-5pm
March 15th-November 15th: daily, 8am-6.30pm

Free entry

 

Chés Cabotans d'Amiens puppet theatre

31, rue Edouard David - Pedestrian area
“Saint-Leu” underground car park (150m): car entry 20 rue des Huchers. Lift.

With a 200 year old legacy, Picardy puppet restorer Maurice Domon opened “Chés Cabotans d’Amiens” in 1933. The theatre is run by a professional team and is a prime ambassador for Picardy culture both in France and abroad. Its 3 heroes Lafleur, Sandrine and Tchot Blaise all come from Saint-Leu, Amiens’ working class old town.

Ground floor: gallery about the Picardy “Cabotan”, free and open daily (exc. Mondays): 10am-12pm & 2pm-6pm (break in September and January)

First floor: 130-seater theatre. Schedule available on www.ches-cabotans-damiens.com/

>>> Disabled-friendly site, lift to theatre, places reserved for wheelchair users.

 

Jardin Archéologique de Saint-Acheul

10, rue Raymond Gourdain
Private car park

The Jardin Archéologique de St-Acheul is a prehistoric hotspot. It is undoubtedly the most classic Lower Palaeolithic site in Europe and its importance is world-renowned. One of the biggest Palaeolithic civilisations was named after St-Acheul in 1872: Acheulean. “Le Fil du Temps” takes visitors back in time with information panels detailing key stages in man’s evolution. The tour delves into geology and archaeology from 2000 back to the Acheulean period in 450,000BC.

>>> Disabled-friendly grounds open 24/7

Free.

 

Jardin des Plantes

Boulevard du jardin des plantes

This botanical park covers one hectare and is first and foremost a peaceful setting that lives and breathes nature. The King’s garden attracted flocks of visitors in the 18th century. The King donated it to the city in 1751. It was very popular in the past: Jean-Jacques Rousseau then Joséphine de Beaumarchais unearthed rare species in this garden which had up to 1800 plant species. It is now listed as one of the most beautiful parks in France.

>>> No wheelchair access to flower beds; the grounds are entirely disabled-friendly with no visiting restrictions.

Information :
October 1st-March 31st 2017: Open daily, 8am-5.30pm
April 1st-September 30th 2017: Open daily, 8am-8pm

Free entry