There are two sides to Amiens: an active metropolis and a country town. It discreetly boasts a multitude of landscapes and sites sculpted by the water, which is omnipresent. Greenery guaranteed.
The hortillonages “floating gardens” are emblematic of Amiens. You can discover them in special boats known as “barques à cornet”. The hortillonages cover 300 hectares. They are interlaced with 65km of small canals, known as “rieux” in the local dialect. These market gardens, gently lapped by the Avre and the Somme, have been cultivated since the Middle Ages.