Cosy Amiens holiday cottage comes with bikes… and boat!

Alongside its UNESCO-listed cathedral and its WW1 history, Amiens’ floating market gardens or ‘hortillonnages’ are right up there on the list of the city’s most famous features, so anyone looking for a romantic weekend break combining both nature and metropolis has hit gold at cosy cottage ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’ tucked away in the vast waterside maze of city gardens. Amiens is just a 2-hour drive from Calais or a 70+ minute train journey from Paris (the cottage owner will happily pick you up from the station) – and with the added bonus of two bikes and a rowing boat included in your 2-night Amiens holiday cottage stay, you can explore your surroundings in just about any way you wish!

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  • Enjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceEnjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • Relax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensRelax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Enjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceEnjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • Relax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensRelax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • The sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensThe sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • The sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensThe sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Your Amiens holiday cottage’s cosy interior features this well-equipped kitchenYour Amiens holiday cottage’s cosy interior features this well-equipped kitchen
  • The sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensThe sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Your bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensYour bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Your bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensYour bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Your bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensYour bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • A restrained palette and chic pieces of furniture make your Amiens holiday cottage’s bedroom all the more cosy and calmingA restrained palette and chic pieces of furniture make your Amiens holiday cottage’s bedroom all the more cosy and calming
  • Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’
  • Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’
  • Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’
  • Relax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensRelax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Enjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceEnjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • Here on the water’s edge at your Amiens holiday cottage, you’ll be wanting to eat al-fresco as often as possible! Here on the water’s edge at your Amiens holiday cottage, you’ll be wanting to eat al-fresco as often as possible!
  • The garden surrounding your Amiens holiday cottage ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’. The boat’s all yours for the duration of your stayThe garden surrounding your Amiens holiday cottage ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’. The boat’s all yours for the duration of your stay
  • The garden surrounding your Amiens holiday cottage ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’ in Amiens’ hortillonnages or floating gardensThe garden surrounding your Amiens holiday cottage ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’ in Amiens’ hortillonnages or floating gardens
  • Square Jules Bocquet at the heart of Amiens and Notre Dame Cathedral; it’s the largest gothic cathedral in France!Square Jules Bocquet at the heart of Amiens and Notre Dame Cathedral; it’s the largest gothic cathedral in France!
  • There’s a great choice of bars and restaurants in Amiens’ colourful and characterful old town, the waterside Saint-Leu districtThere’s a great choice of bars and restaurants in Amiens’ colourful and characterful old town, the waterside Saint-Leu district
  • Amiens’ watersports centreAmiens’ watersports centre
  • Amiens’ unique variety of 'macaron' is a local delicacy. Try one (or two!) in the little café-boutique on the cathedral square Amiens’ unique variety of 'macaron' is a local delicacy. Try one (or two!) in the little café-boutique on the cathedral square
  • Amiens was the home of famous French writer Jules Verne and you can visit his quirky house at the heart of Amiens, now a museum in his nameAmiens was the home of famous French writer Jules Verne and you can visit his quirky house at the heart of Amiens, now a museum in his name
  • Why not climb the cathedral towers – a magical experience on your romantic weekend break in Northern FranceWhy not climb the cathedral towers – a magical experience on your romantic weekend break in Northern France
  • Enjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage along the towpath to Amiens’ old town – Saint-LeuEnjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage along the towpath to Amiens’ old town – Saint-Leu
  • Enjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage along the towpath to Amiens’ old town – Saint-LeuEnjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage along the towpath to Amiens’ old town – Saint-Leu
  • One of the most romantic ways to experience Amiens’ old town – the Saint Leu district – is on two wheelsOne of the most romantic ways to experience Amiens’ old town – the Saint Leu district – is on two wheels
Enjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France Relax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens Enjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France Relax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens The sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens The sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens Your Amiens holiday cottage’s cosy interior features this well-equipped kitchen The sitting room at your Amiens holiday cottage Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens Your bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens Your bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens Your bedroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens A restrained palette and chic pieces of furniture make your Amiens holiday cottage’s bedroom all the more cosy and calming Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’ Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’ Your bathroom at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel, your holiday cottage nestling in Amiens’ famous floating gardens or ‘Hortillonnages’ Relax in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens Enjoy a romantic weekend break at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’, your Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France Here on the water’s edge at your Amiens holiday cottage, you’ll be wanting to eat al-fresco as often as possible! The garden surrounding your Amiens holiday cottage ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’. The boat’s all yours for the duration of your stay The garden surrounding your Amiens holiday cottage ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’ in Amiens’ hortillonnages or floating gardens Square Jules Bocquet at the heart of Amiens and Notre Dame Cathedral; it’s the largest gothic cathedral in France! There’s a great choice of bars and restaurants in Amiens’ colourful and characterful old town, the waterside Saint-Leu district Amiens’ watersports centre Amiens’ unique variety of 'macaron' is a local delicacy. Try one (or two!) in the little café-boutique on the cathedral square Amiens was the home of famous French writer Jules Verne and you can visit his quirky house at the heart of Amiens, now a museum in his name Why not climb the cathedral towers – a magical experience on your romantic weekend break in Northern France Enjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage along the towpath to Amiens’ old town – Saint-Leu Enjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage along the towpath to Amiens’ old town – Saint-Leu One of the most romantic ways to experience Amiens’ old town – the Saint Leu district – is on two wheels

From the moment you arrive at ‘Chés-Mouch'à-Miel’ – along the towpath and over the pretty wrought iron footbridge - all your expectations of your Amiens holiday cottage break are surpassed, because this restored 19th century cottage - almost fairytale amidst island upon island - is surely one of the most unique, enchanting, secluded and romantic, not to mention unusual, places to stay in France.

Once the owner Pierrette has welcomed you to your cottage, then left you to your own devices, you can rest assured that every box is ticked - from the style and comfort of your chic living space and beautiful mezzanine bedroom to the views over Northern France’s most famous city gardens. Super peaceful, simply and elegantly decorated, and designed with a digital detox in mind (blissfully, there’s no wifi), everything on your little Amiens holiday is conducive to complete relaxation. You’ll be able to savour special moments on your romantic weekend break like hopping onto your very own little rowing boat moored outside the cottage and meandering along the narrow waterways of the Hortillonnages – maybe spotting a grey heron or a kingfisher as you go. And you can even order up a French breakfast hamper which will be prepared and delivered to you. Now picture eating it out on your terrace whilst capturing the morning sun and filling your senses not just with blissful boulangerie goodies but all the intoxicating sights and sounds of nature.

Of course, you may be too zen by now, but when you read up on what the city of Amiens has up its sleeve, you’re sure to be tempted along the towpath to explore it. Make it even more fun (and easy) by heading there on two wheels and then take your pick of urban pleasures...

There’s the characterful, colourful and cobbled old ‘Saint-Leu’ district for a quayside coffee or cocktail, the incredible UNESCO-listed cathedral (climb its towers!), Jules Verne’s house or just a browse in the stylish French boutiques and city stores. When hunger comes calling, sample the best of Northern France’s ‘Picard’ cuisine in one of Amiens’ reputable restaurants (Pierrette can recommend) or head back to the cottage to dine in having picked up Amiénois delicacies at the ‘Halles’ indoor market. Here, French staples and specialities spill from stalls of fresh fish, cheese and wine plus fresh fruit and vegetables grown by market gardeners right where you’re staying at the Hortillonnages. You can’t get much more local than that!

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2 night(s)2 guests
Deal includes

- 2 nights at Chés-Mouch'à-Miel holiday cottage for 2 people

- Use of bikes and rowing boat for the duration of your stay

- Unlimited firewood for the fireplace

- Household linen and bathroom towels

- End of stay cleaning

- Tourist tax

- SAFETY MEASURES in place, in light of Covid 19:

- Mask and gloves will be worn by your host on arrival and on departure

- Anti-bacterial hand gel is available

- Breakfasts delivered to your accommodation (optional)

- Catering meal delivery service (optional)

- The accomodation is thoroughly sanitised including all frequent-touch surfaces

- Equipment is sanitised (bikes, rowing boat)

- Bathroom towels, household and bed linen will be washed at 60° (or use of disposable linen according to the guests' wishes)

- Steam cleaning of the mattress

- Rooms are thoroughly ventilated

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Pierrette

Host, Maisons Ch'Canard et Chés Mouch’ à Miel

I fell in love with Amiens’ floating gardens forty years ago now, at a time when I was living in town but feeling in my heart that I wanted to be somewhere greener. Amiens’...

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