The Maison de la Baie de Somme was opened to the public in July 1984. It was built on the site of an old farm, the "ferme du Petit Teratu". Today it is a visitor centre where you can increase your knowledge and understanding of the Baie.
In a leafy setting near the sea come and see this wonderful collection of donkeys. You can pet the farm animals and tour the hatching room! Expo péda, nature walk or longer trek with a donkey in area suitable for relaxing, discovery and observation. Guided or unaccompanied tours.
The only complete 18th century Cistercian abbey in France. Be sure to visit this gem of Baroque art, an outstanding site, combining monastic simplicity with the world of rococo: the organ case, hanging angels, high altar, drawing rooms with rocaille woodwork will all surprise you.
19th century farm buildings at centre of the village. This is the place to find out about flower growing: annuals, geraniums, chrysanthemums, perennials... Enjoy a tea-time treat based on flowers: marigold petal cake, nasturtium fritters, geranium flavoured madeleines!
This spectacular blast hole, 91 metres across and 21 metres deep, is what remains of a series of explosions which took place on 1st July 1916. They marked the beginning of the Battle of the Somme for British troops.
This is one of the loveliest and most fascinating bays in the world. The Baie de Somme extends over 70 sq.km. from Le Marquenterre headland to Cayeux-sur-Mer. With its superb landscapes, fragile and protected, and entrancing light it has been a 'Grand Site de France' since 2011.
Waiting to be discovered : An arboretum of 20 hectares, created in the 19th century. A surprisingly wide range of trees; the air is full of their fragrance. Children will love the llamas which they can stroke and take for a walk.
Marie-Laure and François have revived this old family brewery which closed its doors in 1880. Sample (but with moderation) some of the traditional ales invented by François, notably La Germinette, a characterful pale ale (a best seller). Tours on 1st Saturday of the month, 5pm.
You'll like : This truly imposing memorial, designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, bears the names of the more than 72,000 British and South African soldiers who have no known grave. In front of the memorial is a cemetery where 300 French soldiers and 300 Commonwealth soldiers are buried.