Discover the Picardy coast and the Bay of Somme, the seaside resorts, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Le Crotoy and all the undeniable sites...
To the west of the Somme department lies the Picardy Coast, stretching 60 km from the mouth of the Bresle in the south to where the Authie flows into the sea in the north, and set between them, the estuary of the Somme River or Bay of Somme.
The sea air often casts a delicate veil across the sky, giving the light in this region a very special quality, much prized by artists. The high chalk cliffs give way to pebble beaches as Cayeux-sur-Mer, then dunes and finally marshland. Behind the coast, the rolling hills and laughing valleys preserve a rich heritage.
The Bay of Somme is a member of the ‘Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World’, with its expanses of open water, marshes, dunes... Discover one of the best place of birdwatching in France !
The Parc du Marquenterre is THE place to find out more about fauna. A unique wealth of animal and plant life.
In the past, Abbeville was called Abbatis villa (Domain of the Priest). This territory belonged to the Abbey of Saint-Riquier, its neighbour. Discover the Saint-Vulfran Collegiate...
Hung up on the cliffs, the villas of Ault, Onival and the Bois de Cise dated from the beginning of the 20th century. They are a real challenge for natural elements ! From this balcony, you can see the impressive viewpoints on the Channel.
In the North of Picardy Coast, Fort-Mahon-Plage is a family and sportive seaside resort is in one of the most beautiful massif sand-dunes of Europe. The sandy beach extends over the Bay of Authie in the north till the Bay of Somme in the south.
Discover this charming seaside resort situated in the Bay of Somme famous for its long white sand beach and its lively harbour. Le Crotoy will please you if you are looking for a vacation close to the nature!
On the Picardy coast, Mers-les-Bains is a city famous for its "Belle-Epoque" and Art Nouveau Villas and was one of the first seaside resort in the 19th century...
In the North of Picardy Coast, its 9,3 miles of sandy beach offer to you an incredible variety of beautiful and preserved landscapes really close to the Bay of Somme.You can practice a lot of activities really fun!
Its strategic position on a limestone promontory facing the Bay of Somme means that Saint-Valery-sur-Somme has had a rich and vibrant history. Discover Saint-Valery-surSomme...
The Picardy Coast presents an impressive variety of landscapes ! Bay of Somme, beaches as Fort-Mahon, Quend, Cayeux-sur-Mer...
Discover the Bay of Somme on a vintage train dating from the early 20th Century.
Airaines is an opened door on both Somme Valley and Picardy coast. The sea is really close : less than 24,8 miles !
The name of this seaside resort comes from "Cayeux", the picard name of pebble. History of Cayeux is extremely linked to pebble, mineral wealth of this seaside resort of the Bay of Somme.
Close to the Bay of Somme, this lively charming town managed to keep its patrimony. In the past situated on « St Jacques de Compostelle »’s way, Rue was an harbour until the 14th century. Discover its belfry, its chapels...
Discover this charming little village on the edge of Somme rich of its cultural heritage and original nature.
August 26th 1346, Crécy becomes famous with the battle between French and English troops during the Hundred Years' War. At this period, Crécy is owned by the English.
In the Carolingian time, Saint Riquier was an important Benedictine place. There is still a beautiful Abbey from this epoch where the biggest music festival of Northern France takes place in July every year.