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Fresh air and beautiful scenery

Beautiful landscapes, bucolic walks, sky lights... come and discover the most beautiful facets of the Somme!

The river Somme, the spinal column of its eponymous department, gently flows through a lush valley that encourages outdoor activities like walking and cycling. Follow this 120 kilometre river through beautiful countryside, which includes chalkbanks and a patchwork of ponds and farmland, right to the Somme Bay, where the river joins the Channel.

The coastal area is a truely magical place. Untamed and teeming with wildlife, it is one of the least built-up coastlines of France. 


Discover the chalkbanks in the Somme valley!

kayak vallée de Somme.jpg© Club de Kayak de Rivery

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Somme Valley

The tow path alongside the river has been converted into a 120km cycle track with modern facilities.

A 300-hectare mosaic of both market gardens and those just for pleasure in the heart of the city of Amiens...

From Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont follow the track leading to the sea as it winds through the dunes between thorny bushes and pine trees.

From the Bresle Valley to the Baie d'Authie, by way of the estuary of the Baie de Somme, the Picardy Coast forms a variety of distinctive...

The gastronomic Somme to titillate your taste-buds...

From the Caudron brothers, born in the Baie de Somme, up to the creation of Albert-Picardie airport built to receive the Airbus Beluga, the Somme...

All aboard for a short river cruise past lovely leafy scenery.

Somme valley

By boat

Boat trips


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Frise Mountain


overview on the valley

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© Amiens Balloon

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Amiens Balloon


Everyone dreams about a trip in a hot-air balloon! Sophie will take you on a magical journey, leaving from the outskirts of Amiens. It's thrilling yet strangely relaxing!
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Belvédère de Frise


The Montagne de Frise affords wonderful views of the Somme valley: its lakes, meanders, magical mists. Plus a life-size history lesson, in the footsteps of the soldier-writer, Blaise Cendrars, who...




A beautiful spa with a panoramic view on the Somme bay

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Les Crocs


pine forests and dunes

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