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Rue des Moulins
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If you visit Saint-Valery-sur-Somme during spring and autumn high tides, go up to the Calvaire des Marins (sailors' wayside cross) to admire the sight.
All aboard for a trip to the Baie de Somme! Be sure to stop off in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, in the old sailors' district, called the Courtgain. A charming maze of narrow streets lined with traditional houses where the deep-sea fishermen lived. The walk ends at the harbour where you can enjoy a drink on a cafe terrace!
for a romantic break
The Courtgain district in the medieval town of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is steeped in the history of local fishermen. When you take a romantic walk along its cobbled streets you'll go past the colourful, gabled cottages which make this such a lively area! If you go up as far as the sailors' chapel you'll have a wonderful view of the Baie de Somme... Unforgettable!
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The origin of the name "Courtgain" comes from "small wages" and it refers to the picturesque sailors' district, crossed by two little parallel streets: the Rue des Moulins and the Rue des Pilotes which ends near the sailors' wayside cross and oratory with wonderful views. The closely terraced houses date from the late 18th and early 19th century. They are built with bricks, some parts in cob, with a black base, the rest painted in bright colours, according to the age-old tradition of the fishermen who manned the shrimp boats known as "sauterelliers". The district, decked with lovely flowers, stages the Fête de la Mer every summer.
Architectural style: Contemporary, 19th century
Animaux Acceptés: yes
Closed on public holidays: no
From 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
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