- Animals welcome
- Drying rack
- Independent dry toilets
- Independent solar shower
- Independent kitchen
- Naturism allowed
- Picnic table
- Campfire allowed
- Closed land
- Independent access
- Train or Bus
The Hortillons Robinson camp is not a camping site but an experience in the middle of nature, on an island accessible only by boat, without water or electricity, in the Amiens hortillonnages marsh. The fauna and flora (email hidden)You are guests of the owners, Valérie and Olivier, who have arranged the plot with the greatest respect for the place.
The grass is not mowed but in the alleys. The tents are set up on a terrace and equipped with air mattresses, essential for sleeping well in this humid environment.
A green setting, a wild island in the heart of the Amiens hortillonnages on an orchard of abundance with all the low-tech comfort: dry toilets, shower in a willow hut, natural straw hut, spacious teepee tents.
Between an eco-lodge and a scout camp, a unique adventure to live. #roots #DigitalDetox #Glamping #BellTent #Permaculture #Wildlife #LowTech #koh-lanta
A small island accessible only by boat, an exotic setting 15 minutes from downtown Amiens.
In this orchard-garden everything is organic and natural.
Nature gives its best on this extremely fertile land.
The terrestrial fauna (squirrels, insects, rodents, etc...), aerial fauna (butterflies, dragonflies, many birds and palmidés) and aquatic fauna (fish, frogs, ...) live in harmony with the flora (high trees, shrubs and grasses, flowers, etc...) and the organic vegetable garden cultivated in permaculture.
The islet is in the heart of the international festival Art et Jardins, islets designed by landscape architects and visual artists. For the festival, boats can be rented at the manure harbour pier, 200m away.
Shaded area with lots of charming and romantic spots.
Access by boat at 5-10 min from the pier.
The landing stage is 15 min from the train stations of Amiens and Longueau.
The sanitary facilities
Dry toilets on the grounds and on a nearby public island.
An outdoor shower with a bamboo and willow screen.
A fisherman's boat to access the site is 5 minutes from the pier by electric motor (10 minutes by rowing).
As a crusoe hortillon you have at your disposal all the comforts of a scout/robinson camp: a straw hut, a sleeping area with firewood, a fire table for cooking, scout tables and chairs, a storage trunk, a dry toilet and a solar shower, a hammock, a carrycot.
Possibility to rent a canoe and stand-up paddle to get lost in 300 ha, 400 islands and 60 km of canals.
Water at the pump not drinkable, no access to the electrical network.
Bring drinking water and external battery to charge your phone.
Good 4G connection.
Boat, canoe or paddle rides, supplement to be paid on site.
Art and Gardens tour, international festival of the gardens of the Haut de France at the landing stage of the manure (email hidden)The cathedral of Amiens, world heritage of the UNESCO
The house of Jules Vernes
The Saint Leu district
The prehistoric park of Samara
Events in Amiens (15-20 min from the city center)
The crossing takes 5 minutes.
2 supermarkets (Intermarché and Lidl) are at 5 minutes from the pier.
A market gardener's shop at the pier called "port à fumier".
Small shops at 5 min walk in the center of the village of Camon (Bakery, Fruits and Vegetables of the hortillons, butcher, Post office, Bank, ...)
- no more than 2 groups on an island of 2000 m2, maximum 12 pers.
- possibility to privatize the island by renting the 2 Tipi and Bell Tents
- one boat at your disposal per tent.
2 first aid kits available in the dry toilets.
Olivier and Valerie are qualified scouting directors.
The rule is the respect of the place and its inhabitants (all living beings, fauna, flora, and humans)
Access possible in autonomy.
Code box for access to the boats.
Rental of tents obligatory, assembled on terrace and furnished with pneumatic mattresses:
- 1 Tipi for 6 pers. 50€ + 10€/pers
- 1 Bell Tent of 4 pers. 50€ + 10€/pers
- 1 Fisherman's tent for 2 pers:
- Canoe / Kayak
- Cultural visits
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
We rented this island for an EVG, the surprise for the groom was topissime. Very good welcome from Olivier and his wife Valerie, everything necessary for an evening in the nature. Kindness and good mood were at the rendezvous. Olivier even helped us to organize the small tour of the lake for the future groom in unicorn :).
I warmly recommend this place
Loved the idea of wildlife camping! Olivier also gave us a private tour around the islands, we loved it! Many thanks!
Wonderful place and a great stay. Thanks to Olivier for his confidence
Unforgettable. An ideal place to get away from it all. You have to take your time to really enjoy it. Night a little cold, cover yourself well.
Olivier is a very pleasant person and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to stay with us. I recommend without hesitation
Olivier is a very friendly and welcoming person
An extraordinary experience
A night in the middle of nature was great
Small idyllic weekend...
The welcome was very nice, Valerie and Olivier put us quickly at ease.
Heavenly environment and very exotic.
We benefited from an "up grade" with a night in a teepee in exchange of a hand to dredge the bank.
A return to the essential, rustic comfort that gives a side "end of the world" associated with many facilities such as hammocks, hanging chairs, huts in the trees ...
Possibility to walk on several islands and loan of a boat for a tour in the hortillonnages.
The perfection ! ????
Olivier has created an incredibly beautiful, secluded little world that will allow you to fulfill any of your Robinson Crusoe fantasies in the heart of the Somme. The trip to his hidden island is via a stunning trip by rowboat into a spooky/cool overgrown creek that expands into a little paradise. You get the best of both worlds with some passionately constructed facilities - castaway kitchen and dining areas which have to be seen to be believed, toilet and shower; all nestled in a lovingly curated rambling orchard. Of course the big fireplace area was also great. We enjoyed ourselves so much.