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Gardens of Picardy

Gardens of Picardy

Gardens of Picardy

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Enjoy a relaxing week exploring the backwaters of France, taking in the sights from the comfort of a Backwaters electric barge, passing beautiful scenery as you cruise along the canalised River Somme, and visit some of the most beautiful gardens of the region along the way. Our nights are spent in a hotel in the historic city of Amiens.

 

 

IBIS AMIENS CENTRE CATHEDRALE, AMIENS 3*

The Ibis Hotel enjoys a central location in the city of Amiens with a great choice of restaurants within easy reach in the city centre and along the historic St-Leu waterfront.

• En-suite bedrooms • Flat screen television with satellite channels • Hairdryer • Air conditioning • Wi-Fi • Ibis Kitchen Restaurant • Bar •Lift

www.accorhotels.com

Day 1 - 7

At leisure plus we include the followign excursions:
3 half days cruising on board a Backwaters electric barge travelling a total of 50km along scenic waterways, navigating 7 locks
Three light lunches of local specialities with local wine on cruising days
Entrance to Château de Long
Entrance to the Moulin Ventin Garden
Discover the village of Gerberoy
Entrance to the Gardens of Mazicourt

CRUISING

For our three half days sailing we board our newly commissioned electric barge to cruise silently along tranquil waterways. Designed to serve as a floating observation lounge, your boat invites you to cruise in armchair comfort, with close up views of the passing scenery.

CHATEAU DE LONG

Visit Château de Long, an elegant building in pink brick and white stone built in the early part of the 18th century. The Château has extensive gardens overlooking the river and is renowned for its rose gardens and orangery.

MOULIN VENTIN

Visit the Moulin Ventin Garden at Paillart, a charming garden of shrubs, grasses, aquatic plants and roses chosen for flowering and scents, set around a watermill dating back to the 19th century.

GERBEROY

Discover the village of Gerberoy, officially classified as one of the ‘most beautiful villages in France’ known for its picturesque 17th & 18th century cottages.

MAZICOURT

Admire the Gardens of Mazicourt where beautiful rosebushes climb the walls.

AMIENS

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Amiens, a majestic city with the River Somme running through it. Why not take a boat trip through the Hortillonnages, 300 acres of water gardens with water channels floating around the plots waiting to be explored by electric punt.

• Executive coach travel

• Door to door pick up*

• Short sea ferry / shuttle crossings

• 6 nights bed & buffet breakfast accommodation in Amiens

• 3 half days cruising on board a Backwaters electric barge travelling a total of 50km along scenic waterways, navigating 7 locks

• Three light lunches of local specialities with local wine on cruising days

• Entrance to Château de Long

• Entrance to the Moulin Ventin Garden

• Discover the village of Gerberoy

• Entrance to the Gardens of Mazicourt

• Free time to explore the majestic city of Amiens at leisure

 

DEPATURE DATE & PRICE

14th June 20 - £989

Single room supplememt £241

 

 

 

 

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Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
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Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
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Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 10-9
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
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Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
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Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16

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