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Cathedral of Amiens
Hortillonnages in Amiens
hortillonnages

We squeezed in a quick visit to Amiens Cathedral (Wow!), lighting a candle inside the church, one of the finest examples of Gothic art. The cathedral has become a shrine of WWI remembrance. The kids stop to feed bread to the swans swimming in the canals before we end our adventure boarding an electric boat at the Hortillonnages, ‘Art, Villes et Paysages' Festival Pier (External link), just 15 minutes by car from Amiens. Vegetable and fruit producers used to work here years ago in these floating gardens, recognized today by UNESCO. Before heading back to the Paris airport, we take a peaceful, inspiring water cruise to see the landscapes and artistic adventure.

Courtenay’s journal
Courtenay’s journal

Our last day was lots of fun. In the morning we went on a boat tour on the hortillonnages lodge. We saw ducks, a heron and lots of art and other cool animals. On our way to the tour we saw a swan and her babies. They were so CUTE!
After that we explored the Amiens cathedral. It was stunning. The stain glass, statues and building were beautiful. It thinks this of great way to end a great trip.

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