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The farmer market festival in Amiens

Farmer Market Festival in Amiens

On 16 June 2019, organized at the same time as the Festival in the town, the market on water brings a tradition back to life : the tradition of the market gardening during the 19th century in Amiens...

 

Once a year, in parallel to the Festival in the town, the market on water takes place like in the past. The 'hortillons' (market gardeners of the so called 'hortillonnages') are wearing their traditional costume and flow down the Somme in their small barge-like boats loaded with vegetable, red fruitsand flowers, to the Parmentier place.

 

They come alongside and prepare their stalls : the market is ready to beginn.

 

This market brings a tradition back to life : the tradition of the authentic products of the hortillonnages.

 

Information :

Association des Hortillonnages
Tel : 00 33 (0)3 22 92 12 18

Amiens Metropolitan Tourist Office
23, place Notre Dame
80000 AMIENS
Tel : 00 33 (0)3 22 71 60 50
ot@amiens-metropole.com