Welcome to the Somme bay
Welcome to the Somme bay, to Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme located in the Somme department and in the Hauts-de-France region.
An inexhaustible source of inspiration for many artists: from Degas to Corot, from Jules Verne to Colette…, the Somme bay, listed as a Grand Site de France, offers the exceptional setting of one of the most beautiful natural bays in the world, just about 2 hours from Paris and Lille.
Alongside the largest French colony of harbor seals coexist the sheep of the salt marshes and the many migratory birds that pass there each year. Something to satisfy nature lovers.
Cross the bay in the company of naturalist guides; go out in a canoe-kayak to meet the seals; observe the high tides in the bay (highest coefficients in the English Channel); explore the Baie de Somme Regional Nature Park on foot or by bike; travel with the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme, authentic Belle Époque locomotives and coaches; Boardthe Commandant Charcot sightseeing boat or the Somme II boat, a former buoy, emblematic boat classified as a historical monument and of course, visiting the Parc du Marquenterre are some of the activities that are proposed to lovers of biodiversity and beautiful discoveries .
Seaside resort on the Somme bay, Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme is also a charming medieval town. Its upper town with its ancient heritage overlooks the bay. You will appreciate its flowery streets; its marina and fishing port; its picturesque traditional sailors' quarter - the Courtgain with its small colorful houses; its pretty dyke-promenade lined with villas as well as its medieval walled garden, the Herbarium of the ramparts which houses, among other things, rare vegetables and plants from the Picardy coast. Lovers of tradition can go to the Picarvie museum, an area dedicated to the trades of yesteryear.
In the surroundings, villages full of charm are revealed. Among them, the two other ports of the bay: Le Crotoy and Le Hourdel...
And to fill up on ideas:
Visit the town of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy
Browse the Somme bay alongside naturalist guides
Discover the town of EU, a royal town full of charm:
The town of Le Treport:
Embark aboard the Commandant Charcot in Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme to discover and admire one of the most beautiful bays in the world, the Somme bay, also classified as a Grand Site de France https://www.bateau-baie-somme .com/
Somme bay railway:
Do not hesitate to ask our team, we will be happy to advise you in the discovery of our beautiful region.