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Association pour la Protection et la Sauvegarde des Hortillonnages

Parks and Gardens

80000 AMIENS
Tel 03 22 92 12 18
Fax : 03 22 80 92 12
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Cultivated since the Middle Ages by market gardeners, these "floating" gardens, which can only be reached by boat, are enclosed by branches of the Rivers Somme and Avre and extend over 300 hectares, through the municipalities of Rivery, Camon, Longueau and Amiens. The plots of land are intersected by canals, "rieux", which can be navigated by flat-bottomed boats known as "cones". The main feature of these boats is the raised front to facilitate coming alongside without destroying the bank. In the past they were used to carry vegetables. During the tour, learn about the flora and fauna, depending on the time of year. At the reception office, a video presentation of the site.