Not to miss

Parks and Gardens

Association pour la Protection et la Sauvegarde des Hortillonnages

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.

54 boulevard Beauvillé
Tél :+33 3 22 92 12 18

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Cimetière Paysager de la Madeleine

Created in the 18th century on the site of an old lazaretto (leper hospital), the cemetery of La Madeleine is one of the loveliest romantic graveyards in France.

480 rue Saint Maurice
Tél :+33 3 22 91 90 15

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Jardin des Plantes

A public garden with 18th century boxwood. Municipal greenhouses. Botanical collections on the theme "plant gardens, customs and men".
Accessible to the disabled.
After the Alpine rock garden, learn about the evolution of plants with the systematic collection - food plants, medicinal herbs, plants used in different ways in industry. Educational beehive, focus on the Fabaceae (legume, pea or bean) family. Book exchange box also available. A great place for a walk, for discovery and/or improving one's knowledge (each plant is labelled). Relaxing, educational and good for exchanging ideas. Classed as a 'Jardin Remarquable' since 2013.

60 rue du Jardin des Plantes
Tél :+33 3 22 22 22 50

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Le Jardin des Vertueux

27,000m2 of gardens divided up into plots, separated by canals in the hortillonnages (floating gardens) in Amiens, included in the Unesco World Heritage list. Previously marshland transformed by man, these 300 hectares of market garden land are now crossed by 65 km of canals. Today there is a risk of giving up tendering these plots: without people’s work, it would gradually go back to being swamps. “Le Jardin des Vertueux” is a restoration project; local volunteers have worked over the last 3 years to add value to it by combining aesthetic appeal, growing organic vegetables and educational activities. Discovering the hortillonnages from the inside: market garden plots, educational areas...

472 Chaussée Jules Ferry

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Parc Saint-Pierre

Contemporary landscaped park showcasing the water and plant life of the valley floor, designed by landscape architect Jacqueline Osty. Walks, games, leisure activities, pedalo hire in high season.

Boulevard de Beauvillé
Tél :03 22 66 10 20 ou 03 22 22 22 50
"Tourisme et Handicap" Label:
Hearing handicap - Mental handicap - Motor handicap - Visual handicap

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Jardins de Maizicourt

Around the 18th-century brick and stone chateau are 8 hectares of English-style gardens, a park and a vegetable garden all embellished with pools, fountains and gazebos.

Château de Maizicourt
Tél :+33 3 22 32 69 64

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Jardin Floral du Château de Digeon

Take a rather surprising tour of the flower garden at the château of Digeon, a magnificent property. The grounds comprise three different worlds: a superb rose garden, a large English-style landscaped garden and a curiously designed vegetable plot. 1 hour away from Amiens, it's well worth a visit!

7 route du coq gaulois
Tél :+33 3 22 90 87 80