Parks and gardens

The Parc Saint-Pierre is known by everyone in Amiens. A stone’s throw from the city centre, a must for relaxation and leisure for the whole family!

Balade au parc Saint-PierreBalade au parc Saint-Pierre - Laurent Rousselin - Amiens Métropole

Parc Saint-Pierre

Designed with sustainable development in mind (no watering is required, and no chemical weedkillers or pesticides are used), this is the ideal place for a family picnic, for a break to play football or basketball, or cycle, and for the children, to play on the swings. The many ponds with their ducks and swans also provide a moment of relaxation and fun.

A permanent orienteering course is now available in the park with 45 fixed posts, 25 markers on street furniture and 29 others on trees... Orienteering is following a map to reach various numbered points, punching your sheet at each one. This free and fun activity can be enjoyed by anyone from 7 to 77 years old, on foot or by bike, to keep fit, as part of a competition or for leisure, or even at walking pace! A way to enjoy the park without a smartphone, absorbing your natural surroundings. Get your trainers on!

AgualunaAgualuna - © L.Rousselin

To the west, the plant "Labyrinth" with its light-coloured slabs reproduces that of the Cathedral, the ginkgo trees on the edge of the green amphitheatre, the water mirror of the pond and its network of canals, the water lily pond, the waterfall games...

Will you be able to find the works of the public commission "Au Fil de l'Eau", namely the Agualuna, a 40-metre long snake, created by Yolanda Gutierrez in 2000, which blends so well into the landscape that it becomes a familiar landmark? The artist Ayse Herkman has designed two identical ridges in painted concrete, one yellow and the other pink. They give walkers views of the flow of the Somme and the vegetation on its banks.

Le Jardin des Plantes - Laurent Rousselin

The Plants Garden

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Regular garden of 9800 m² from the 18th century presenting botanical collections according to the theme: “Plants, Uses and Men”.
After passing through the alpine rock garden, you can discover the evolution of plants through the systematic collection, food plants, those used in medicine, as well as plants with various industrial uses. An educational beehive is accessible with a focus on the botanical family FABACEA. There is also a book box. A pretext for a walk, discovery or knowledge (each plant is labelled), it is a place for relaxation, education and exchange.  Labelled as a remarkable garden in 2013.

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Parc de la HotoieParc de la Hotoie - © Laurent Rousselin

Amiens holds many treasures for nature lovers, for example:

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  • Parc de la Hotoie, the oldest park in the city, and home to Amiens zoo
  • Parc de l'Évêché, an English-style garden offering sublime views of the roof, the spire and north façade of the Cathedral. A well-placed footbridge leads directly to the old Saint Leu quarter...
  • Square Saint Denis, a public garden in the town centre, at its edge the imposing statue of Marshal Leclerc, one of the region’s sons.
  • Square Jules Bocquet with its pretty kiosk opposite the impressive Palais de Justice. Enhanced by the recent addition of a Jules Verne-themed play area for young children. The famous writer lived in Amiens for many years.
  • Parc du Grand Marais, on the western outskirts of the town, is ideal for and sports its many pitches, a covered area and skatepark. Note that the 'Sportez-vous bien - Enjoy sport' event takes place here every summer!
  • Madeleine Cemetery, final resting place of Jules Verne and many others. Covering 18 hectares, it is also worth visiting for its wooded and hilly park... Individual guided tours are regularly scheduled by the Heritage Department (Service Patrimoine) of Amiens Métropole d'Art et d'Histoire.
  • Saint Acheul Archaeological Gardens is the place to immerse yourself in history dating back some 300,000 years...

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Parc Saint-Pierre

Designed by the landscape gardener, Jacqueline Otsy, the Parc Saint-Pierre is a modern park with lots of water and...