Abbeville

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...

Abbeville is guiding you in the prehistory. All archeologists from the whole world know Abbeville thanks to Boucher de Perthes, who, in the beginning of the 19th century founds Prehistory. You will find remarkable collections on archeology in the Boucher de Perthes Museum located in the Belfry.

All the stained-glass windows of the Saint Sepulcre church inaugurated in 1933 were conceived by Alfred Manessier, one of the biggest not figurative artist. Inspired by the Bay of Somme lights, his work is subtle. The Saint Sepulcre stained-glass windows bring a new perspective to you depending on the hour of the day and the season.

WALKS AND ACTIVITIES:

> The Saint Vulfran Collegiate

The Saint Vulfran Collegiate built between 1488 and 1663 on stilts is today a fine example of the gothic architecture in the North of France because of its remarkable facade and its treasures : statues, stained-glass…

Information:
Abbeville Tourist Home

Tél:+33(0)3 22 24 27 92

> The Saint Sepulcre Church (15th century) and the Manessier stained-glass windows

Eglise du St Sépulcre, à Abbeville

. from November 1st to March 31st open every day 2 to 5 pm

. from April 4th to October 31st

Open from Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 12 am and 2 to 6 pm Sundays, Mondays and holidays 2 to 6 pm

> The Belfry of the 13th century listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site shelters the Boucher de Perthes Museum.

This is in the heart of the Belfry built in 1209 that you can see the collections of the Boucher de Perthes Museum witnesses of a rich archeological past but also the works of the sculpture in Picardy and the Northern schools.

Open every day from 2 to 6 pm (In July and August open from 10 to 12 am and 2 to 6 pm) closed on Tuesdays and some holidays.

Price : 1€

Information :
Boucher de Perthes Museum
24 rue Gontier Patin in Abbeville
Tel. : +33(0) 3 22 24 08 49
www.ville-abbeville.fr

 

> Walk in the Emonville garden and the Bouvaque park

Open every day

  • Bicycle rides The circuit « La Ronde de l’Eau », a loop around the Somme rivier, the ponds and the marshes reminds us that the water is predominant in the Ponthieu Capital.
  • Cross the Ponthieu

    Follow the trails of the trains that left the Ponthieu capital to cross the country for more than 100 years.

> The Golf of Abbeville

Located in Grand Laviers on the way to the Bay of Somme, 18 holes, varied and hilly itinerary, practice, school, renting, clubhouse, restaurant.

Information :

Golf d’Abbeville
Route du Val
80132 Grand Laviers
Tel./fax : + 33(0)3 22 24 98 58 Website : www.golf-abbeville.com

> Flights over the Bay of Somme

In touristic airplanes or ULM (microlighting)

Aero Club of the Somme

Flying school, gliders, flights over the Bay of Somme
Open all year
Circuit Bay of Somme starting at 65€ (indication price, can change) for 2 people.

Information :
Aerodrome d’Abbeville Buigny RN 1 80132 Buigny St Maclou
Tel. : + 33 (0)3 22 24 08 48 or +33 (0)3 22 24 62 18

ULM (microlighting), LUDAIR

Flying school, tours, aerial pictures, and flights over the Bay of Somme
Open all year
Discovery flights between 40 and 60 €.

Information :
Aerodrome d’Abbeville
Mr Darras or Mr Thommeret
Tel./Fax : +33 (0)3 22 24 36 59 or +33 (0)6 03 28 93 36 or +33 (0) 6 03 28 66 96

Markets

> Covered market on Saturday and Thursday morning at the exception of the last week of each month when it is hold on Wednesday.

> Outside market each Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm (8 pm in the Summer) at the exception of the last week of each month when it is hold on Wednesday.

EVENTS

> Big flea market in August.

> The Blues Night in March

> The Bird and Nature Festival in April every year !

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Tourist Office
1, place de l'Amiral Courbet
80100 Abbeville
Tel. : +33 (0)3 22 24 27 92
office.tourisme.abbeville@wanadoo

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