South-West Somme

DISCOVER SOUTH-WEST SOMME, A TRUE HAVEN OF NATURE RIGHT ON AMIENS’ DOORSTEP! DON’T SKIP RAMBURES CASTLE AND ITS ROSE GARDEN, GET AWAY ALONG THE SELLE RIVER, AND ENJOY THE WIDE OPEN SPACES ALONG THE HIKING TRAILS.

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Rambures Fortified Castle

Rambures Castle is a remarkable example of 15th century military architecture, comprising an impressive structure enclosed within a romantic park and a magnificent rose garden.

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A 15th-century fortress

Rambures Castle, the first “brick and stone” castle in France, remains one of Hauts-de-France’s most iconic castles. Its construction consists of 8 round towers, giving it an unusual and original appearance.

Discover this structure and its enormous towers, featuring machicolation and round parapet walks. When you walk through the fully-furnished rooms of this fortress, you’re walking through 700 years of history!

 

Roseraie de Rambures

A romantic park and a medieval-inspired rose garden

Rambures Castle park is a protected historic monument and a romantic, 15-hectare environment that has been labelled a Noteworthy Garden. This English landscape garden is home to very beautiful and rare trees, as well as a conservatory orchard containing ancient varieties of apple trees.

The rose garden offers a real maze of smells and colours, blooming in an enclosed 3200 m2 area. You can find over 500 varieties of ancient and modern roses, in bloom from June to Autumn.

Lœuilly water sports centre

Around fifteen kilometres south of Amiens, the Lœuilly water sports centre adjoins the rivercourse of the Selle and an enclosed body of water. Here, you can practice canoeing and kayaking, as well as paddling and paddle-boating.

A stroll through nature near Amiens

Discover South-West Somme on foot or by bike, and head into the heart of a natural environment full of grassland dip slopes and routes full of history. The Coulée Verte (green belt) and Voie Verte (green way) of the Vimeu in Airaines remain two perfect itineraries for amateur and seasoned hikers.

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The Coulée Verte

The Coulée Verte follows the bottom of the Selle Valley and traverses 8 of the Somme’s communes, from Bacouël-sur-Selle to Monsures, over a distance of 17 km. Its point of origin, Bacouël-sur-Selle, is only 8 km away from Amiens. This former railway track connecting Amiens to Beauvais offers a natural path for hiking on foot, on horseback, or by mountain bike.

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The Voie Verte from Vimeu to Airaines

There are two places you can start this walk from: there’s Longpré-les-Corps-Saints (48 Grande Rue) or Oisemont (behind the fire station). Along this 21-km trip, you’ll discover numerous ponds and pretty panoramas overlooking the countryside along a semi-shaded path. This route, which is perfect for cyclists, is also accessible to pedestrians and those on horseback.

 

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South-West Somme Tourism Office

Conty, Oisemont and Poix-de-Picardie TICs

Tel: +33(0)3 22 91 75 69 03 22 90 19 65

Website: Destination South-West Somme