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THE MILL RETREAT CENTRE
Beautiful peaceful centre with
spectacular lake and rivers
... Only a few hours' drive from London

Excursions from the Mill Retreat Centre

The local Town is called Aumale and is 2 miles from the Mill Retreat Centre 

It has a very old and pretty church built in the Gothic and Renaissance period an all market square and local shops. 

Aumale Tourist board information   

The local Tourist Office is 2 Miles from the Mill Retreat Centre (they speak English) for activities, hotels and B&B's and restaurants etc. The address is: Rue René Gicquel - 76390 AUMALE (near town centre) 

https://www.france-voyage.com/cities-towns/aumale-30030.htm or  http://www.francethisway.com/places/a/aumale-seine-maritime.php or  http://en.normandie-tourisme.fr/org/office-de-tourisme-daumale/aumale/fiche-ORGNOR076FS0050V-2.html?iDD=14 or  http://mairieaumale.free.fr/indexie.htm 

Tel. 0033 (0) 2.35.93.41 .68   Fax: 0033 (0)2.35.93.41 .68 Email: OTSI.Aumale@wanadoo.fr  Hours Winter: 10:30-12:00 Summer: 10:30-12:00 and 15:30-18:00


Chateau Jardin  Floral is 4 miles from the Mill Retreat Centre with a very pretty garden open to the public.

Dideon 80290 (near Aumale) www.jardinfloralgoisque.free.fr or www.jardin-picardie.com/

tel. 0033 (0)322 38 07 12  email: 

                                   

Château de Rambures - a beautiful 15th Century castle/chateau and garden. 12 miles; 20 mins drive from the Mill.

www.chateaufort-rambures.com


Gerberoy village - voted the prettiest village in France. 40 mins drive.

http://ca.france.fr/en/discover/gerberoy


Amiens hortillonages (floating gardens) -

300 hectares of marshland made up of pretty little floating gardens; best explored by the guided boat tours. Approximately a 50 minute drive from the Mill.

http://www.visit-amiens.com/accueil/la_naturelle/les_hortillonnages

https://www.france-voyage.com/tourism/hortillonnages-amiens-gardens-986.htm


Amiens Cathedral (Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Amiens) - The largest medieval cathedral in the world, Unesco world heritage site, and thought to be the most beautiful and ornate in France.  It truly is a gem of Gothic art!  Approximately 50 Minutes drive from the Mill.

http://www.francethisway.com/places/amienscathedral.php


Monets house and garden where he lived and painted - 1.5 hours drive from the Mill Retreat Centre.

http://giverny.org/monet/home/


Recommended attractions near Aumale, from the tourist office:

https://www.france-voyage.com/cities-towns/aumale-30030.htm


What to do at Aumale? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aumale.

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi d'Abbeville (Belfries of Belgium and France) (38km)
  • Amiens Cathedral (42km)
  • Beffroi d'Amiens (Belfries of Belgium and France) (42km)
  • Beffroi de Saint-Riquier (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Folleville église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-et-Saint-Jean-Baptiste (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (45km)
  • Beffroi de Doullens (Belfries of Belgium and France) (60km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Forges-les-Eaux (23km)
  • Eu (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Germer de Fly (Saint-Germer-de-Fly) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Beauvais) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Digeon (5km)
  • Parc et roseraie du château de Rambures (23km)
  • Jardin de Bellevue (40km)
  • Le clos Alexandre (42km)
  • Jardins de Bosmelet (46km)
  • Clos du Coudray (46km)
  • Jardin Plume (48km)
  • Jardins du château de Vandrimare (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Montagne de Montenoy (19km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale des Larris et Tourbières de Saint-Pierre-es-Champs (38km)
  • Forêt du Parc de Saint-Quentin (40km)
  • Plan d'eau du Canada (41km)
  • Hortillonnages d'Amiens (42km)
  • Réserve naturelle de l'Étang Saint-Ladre (46km)
  • Hable-d'Ault (46km)
  • Forêt de Hez-Froidmont (60km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mureaumont (16km)
  • Beauvais (44km)
  • Remerangles (52km)