Nature & slow tourism
A green and blue location
Amiens, a city filled with wildlife...
Just a few steps outside Amiens' bustling city centre, corners of verdant paradise await. Feel refreshed and rejuvenated in our artists' gardens, come face to face with the wildlife, enjoy the parks and nature reserves.
International garden festival | Amiens Hortillonnages
With more than 50 creations by up-and-coming young artists to see, you cannot fail to be moved, filled with wonder and reflection, or perhaps amused as you visit this exceptional and historic site. Your mind will be stirred to wander along the themes of the environment and where our food comes from.
An exclusive brand name for market garden produce!
The brand name ‘Les t’cho légumes des hortillons’ is used to market produce exclusively from the Hortillonnages. A means to encourage consumers to buy local, the brand also helps to maintain the high quality of farming on the site. Grown in the rich and fertile soil of the Hortillonnages, you’ll find a wide variety of vegetables including radishes, cauliflower, turnips, lettuce carrots and leeks on the stalls at the Marché sur l’Eau, for example.
Amiens Zoo, an island of biodiversity in a city, exudes a real sense of calm. Escape back to nature in this oasis which is committed to preserving endangered ecosystems and the conservation of vulnerable species.
> 7 hectares of greenery, a stone’s throw from the city centre
> 700 animals
> 140 different plant species
L'Auberge des Hortillonnages
You will appreciate : The Chef’s inventive cooking that revisits local products (vegetables from the Hortillon, locally...
Association pour la Protection et la Sauvegarde des Hortillonnages
Cultivated since ancient times by the 'Hortillons'`(marsh market gardeners), these astonishing gardens are...