Your Amiens holiday cottage, a waterside haven for two

If one thing’s for sure, the universe has been reminding us of late to slow down, notice nature and spend quality time with that one person you love the most. Combine all these things just a little over the Channel at one of Northern France’s most unique and unusual places to stay ─ the Amiens holiday cottage Ch’Canard, a cosy and romantic chalet-style cottage not only right on Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardens but also just a few minutes’ walk from the vibrant city itself. Explore its famous cathedral, its colourful old town and its markets before whiling away waterside afternoons discovering the floating gardens by bike and rowing boat – hire of both’s included!

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  • Enjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceEnjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • Amiens holiday cottage Ch'Canard is an unusual place to stay in France. It’s at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceAmiens holiday cottage Ch'Canard is an unusual place to stay in France. It’s at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • The pretty bridge and small island in the garden of your Amiens holiday cottageThe pretty bridge and small island in the garden of your Amiens holiday cottage
  • Amiens holiday cottage Ch'Canard is an unusual place to stay in France. It’s at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceAmiens holiday cottage Ch'Canard is an unusual place to stay in France. It’s at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • Enjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceEnjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • The cosy interior of your Amiens holiday cottage Ch’CanardThe cosy interior of your Amiens holiday cottage Ch’Canard
  • At the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens, serene swans inhabit the peaceful waters near your Amiens holiday cottage At the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens, serene swans inhabit the peaceful waters near your Amiens holiday cottage
  • The terrace at your Amiens holiday cottage, complete with outdoor furniture for you to enjoy as you while away peaceful afternoons in the Hortillonnages The terrace at your Amiens holiday cottage, complete with outdoor furniture for you to enjoy as you while away peaceful afternoons in the Hortillonnages
  • Enjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, a pleasantly unusual place to stay at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Amiens, Northern FranceEnjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, a pleasantly unusual place to stay at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Amiens, Northern France
  • Mezzanine bedroom at Ch’Canard holiday cottage at the heart of Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardensMezzanine bedroom at Ch’Canard holiday cottage at the heart of Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Cosy and comfortable bed and bedding on the mezzanine floor at Ch’CanardCosy and comfortable bed and bedding on the mezzanine floor at Ch’Canard
  • The bathroom at your Amiens holiday cottageThe bathroom at your Amiens holiday cottage
  • Cycling along the towpath in Amiens, Northern FranceCycling along the towpath in Amiens, Northern France
  • A boat made for two is the ultimate thing to do on your romantic weekend break in Amiens, Northern FranceA boat made for two is the ultimate thing to do on your romantic weekend break in Amiens, Northern France
  • Ch'Canard is an Amiens holiday cottage with a difference ─ a pleasantly unusual place to stay at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceCh'Canard is an Amiens holiday cottage with a difference ─ a pleasantly unusual place to stay at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • Cycling along the towpath along the Hortillonnages floating gardens in AmiensCycling along the towpath along the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Amiens
  • There’s a private bridge to reach your Amiens holiday cottage – how romantic!There’s a private bridge to reach your Amiens holiday cottage – how romantic!
  • Your cottage nestles at the heart of these unique Northern France waterwaysYour cottage nestles at the heart of these unique Northern France waterways
  • Enjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at  the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern FranceEnjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France
  • Lunching beneath Ch’canard’s glass roof helps you make the very best of your unique surroundings in Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardensLunching beneath Ch’canard’s glass roof helps you make the very best of your unique surroundings in Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Amiens holiday cottage Ch’canard nestles in the Hortillonnages floating gardens – a peaceful haven at the heart of the cityAmiens holiday cottage Ch’canard nestles in the Hortillonnages floating gardens – a peaceful haven at the heart of the city
  • On your romantic weekend break, a boat made for two is the best way to enjoy the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France’s AmiensOn your romantic weekend break, a boat made for two is the best way to enjoy the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France’s Amiens
  • Ch’Canard, the Amiens holiday cottage boasting water gardens all around. It’s one of Northern France’s most unique and unusual places to stayCh’Canard, the Amiens holiday cottage boasting water gardens all around. It’s one of Northern France’s most unique and unusual places to stay
  • Relax a while in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardensRelax a while in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Amiens’ ‘Arts, Ville et Paysage’ festival, a celebration of art, city and landscape in Northern France Amiens’ ‘Arts, Ville et Paysage’ festival, a celebration of art, city and landscape in Northern France
  • A romantic adventure by boat in Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardensA romantic adventure by boat in Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardens
  • Amiens’ ‘Arts, Ville et Paysage’ festival, a celebration of art, city and landscape in Northern France Amiens’ ‘Arts, Ville et Paysage’ festival, a celebration of art, city and landscape in Northern France
  • Cycling along the Somme towpath in Northern FranceCycling along the Somme towpath in Northern France
  • There’s a great choice of bars and restaurants in Amiens’ colourful Saint-Leu districtThere’s a great choice of bars and restaurants in Amiens’ colourful Saint-Leu district
  • Bars and restaurants bring the Saint-Leu district of Amiens to life in Northern FranceBars and restaurants bring the Saint-Leu district of Amiens to life in Northern France
  • Amiens has become famous for its stunning ‘Chroma’ light show at the cathedralAmiens has become famous for its stunning ‘Chroma’ light show at the cathedral
  • Amiens’ magical light show at the cathedral Amiens’ magical light show at the cathedral
  • 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
  • Buying fruit and vegetables directly from the Hortillonnages market gardeners on Saturday morningsBuying fruit and vegetables directly from the Hortillonnages market gardeners on Saturday mornings
  • Admire Amiens’ Cathedral from a café terrace in the old town, Saint-LeuAdmire Amiens’ Cathedral from a café terrace in the old town, Saint-Leu
  • Admire Amiens’ Cathedral from a café terrace in the old town, Saint-LeuAdmire Amiens’ Cathedral from a café terrace in the old town, Saint-Leu
  • Amiens was the home of famous French writer Jules VerneAmiens was the home of famous French writer Jules Verne
  • Enjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage to Amiens’ old town – Saint-LeuEnjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage to Amiens’ old town – Saint-Leu
  • Amiens cathedral in Northern FranceAmiens cathedral in Northern France
  • Watch the sun setting over Amiens cathedral on your romantic weekend break in Northern FranceWatch the sun setting over Amiens cathedral on your romantic weekend break in Northern France
Enjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France Amiens holiday cottage Ch'Canard is an unusual place to stay in France. It’s at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France The pretty bridge and small island in the garden of your Amiens holiday cottage Amiens holiday cottage Ch'Canard is an unusual place to stay in France. It’s at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France Enjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France The cosy interior of your Amiens holiday cottage Ch’Canard At the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens, serene swans inhabit the peaceful waters near your Amiens holiday cottage The terrace at your Amiens holiday cottage, complete with outdoor furniture for you to enjoy as you while away peaceful afternoons in the Hortillonnages Enjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, a pleasantly unusual place to stay at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Amiens, Northern France Mezzanine bedroom at Ch’Canard holiday cottage at the heart of Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardens Cosy and comfortable bed and bedding on the mezzanine floor at Ch’Canard The bathroom at your Amiens holiday cottage Cycling along the towpath in Amiens, Northern France A boat made for two is the ultimate thing to do on your romantic weekend break in Amiens, Northern France Ch'Canard is an Amiens holiday cottage with a difference ─ a pleasantly unusual place to stay at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France Cycling along the towpath along the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Amiens There’s a private bridge to reach your Amiens holiday cottage – how romantic! Your cottage nestles at the heart of these unique Northern France waterways Enjoy a romantic weekend break at Ch'Canard, an Amiens holiday cottage at  the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France Lunching beneath Ch’canard’s glass roof helps you make the very best of your unique surroundings in Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardens Amiens holiday cottage Ch’canard nestles in the Hortillonnages floating gardens – a peaceful haven at the heart of the city On your romantic weekend break, a boat made for two is the best way to enjoy the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Northern France’s Amiens Ch’Canard, the Amiens holiday cottage boasting water gardens all around. It’s one of Northern France’s most unique and unusual places to stay Relax a while in the Amiens holiday cottage’s garden – a peaceful haven at the heart of the Hortillonnages floating gardens Amiens’ ‘Arts, Ville et Paysage’ festival, a celebration of art, city and landscape in Northern France A romantic adventure by boat in Amiens’ Hortillonnages floating gardens Amiens’ ‘Arts, Ville et Paysage’ festival, a celebration of art, city and landscape in Northern France Cycling along the Somme towpath in Northern France There’s a great choice of bars and restaurants in Amiens’ colourful Saint-Leu district Bars and restaurants bring the Saint-Leu district of Amiens to life in Northern France Amiens has become famous for its stunning ‘Chroma’ light show at the cathedral Amiens’ magical light show at the cathedral Why not climb the cathedral towers – a magical experience on your romantic weekend break in Northern France Buying fruit and vegetables directly from the Hortillonnages market gardeners on Saturday mornings Admire Amiens’ Cathedral from a café terrace in the old town, Saint-Leu Admire Amiens’ Cathedral from a café terrace in the old town, Saint-Leu Amiens was the home of famous French writer Jules Verne Enjoy a bike ride from your waterside cottage to Amiens’ old town – Saint-Leu Amiens cathedral in Northern France Watch the sun setting over Amiens cathedral on your romantic weekend break in Northern France

Here’s a romantic weekend break where right from the start ─ along the towpath, through the gate, over the pretty footbridge ─ you get the sense that ‘Ch'Canard’, your little Amiens holiday cottage is going to be an enchanting thing indeed. And you won’t be disappointed: this elegant chalet, hidden away within a maze of green islands and meandering waterways, really is the most peaceful little haven imaginable – and it’s all yours for the space of a blissful weekend away.

Once the owner Pierrette has welcomed you to your Amiens holiday cottage and left you to your own devices you can rest assured that every box is ticked ─ from style and comfort to the views over Northern France’s famous Hortillonnages floating gardens. Time now to throw away daily stresses and strains, switch off completely (no WiFi – what joy!) and enjoy the rare opportunity to simply concentrate on each other and the paradise at the end of the garden. Picture capturing the morning sun as you enjoy a French breakfast on the terrace, whilst filling your senses with the intoxicating sights and sounds of nature in a landscape so tranquil all you can hear is the birdsong.

The sense of wraparound nature continues as you hop onto your own little rowing boat moored directly outside the cottage and head off to navigate the narrow waterways of the Hortillonnages – maybe spotting a grey heron or a kingfisher as you go. Pierrette can also lend you bikes for a little escapade along the Somme towpaths too. There’s only one problem with all this of course – and that’s that in such peaceful surroundings, it’s easy to forget that the city of Amiens – with SO much to discover – is right on the doorstep. Allow time to visit the characterful old ‘Saint-Leu’ district for a quayside coffee or cocktail, the shops selling Amiens’ favourite sweet treat the macaron, and of course visit the magnificent cathedral (Unesco World Heritage site). Sample the best of Northern France cuisine in one of its reputable restaurants or opt to dine back in your Amiens holiday cottage, stopping at the city’s indoor market. Here, French staples spill from stalls of fresh fish, cheese, wine and – oh so local ─ fruit and vegetables grown by market gardeners right where you’re staying.

So, your Amiens holiday cottage in Northern France is healthy in every sense it seems.”It does make me smile” says Pierrette of her guests, “… you can almost see their batteries recharging on a romantic weekend break at Ch’canard.”

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- 2 nights’ accommodation for 2 people

- Bike hire

- Rowing boat hire

- Household linen and bathroom towels

- End of stay cleaning

- Tourist tax

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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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Local produce, markets and cute cafés and bistros, here are our suggestions nearby really make your experience special.
Amiens waterside market
Enjoy a drink on the Nelson’s roof terrace
La Brasserie Jules
Restaurant La Bonne Auberge
Le Quai restaurant
La Coupole
Amiens’ bar Le Rétroviseur
Graine de Tomate
Chez Trogneux macarons
Marott’Street bar
Le Big Ben restaurant
Querelle wine-bar
La Halle au frais indoor market
Le Café
Au fil de l'eau
Immerse yourselves in one of northern France’s natural spaces. The best way to clear the head, take in fresh air and rejuvenate
Discover the famous Hortillonnages floating gardens by rowing boat.
Jardin des Plantes
Saint-Pierre park
Cycling along the Somme river
When stopping over you might not have a lot of time to spare, so here is a list of the best local attractions that are well worth squeezing in
International Gardens Festival installations in Amiens’ Hortillonnages
Rendez-Vous de la Bande Dessinée Comic book festival
Chroma: Amiens Cathedral’s extraordinary light show
Discover the little Venice of the north!
Jules Verne’s house
Climb the cathedral towers
Le Petit Poucet patisserie

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