135 hectare park laid out in the 19th century. 138,000 trees, from the nearby forest of Crécy, were planted as part of the whole. Lower down, near the lake crossed by the river Maye, ruins have been reconstructed to form an ancient castle.
L'Atelier-Café des Couleurs is an unusual place where you can call in for a bite to eat or a drink, do a bit of grocery shopping (only such shop left in the village) and, above all ... meet Cathy, passionate about interior décor, who can give you lots of ideas for changing your décor.
Pippa Darbyshire, originally from England, has chosen to live in Noyelles-sur-Mer... to paint the Baie! Why not stop off at her café/gallery which has become a meeting place for locals and artists? Enjoy a cup of tea (and some of her famous carrot cake) and some gentle banter.
The Hâble d’Ault is a unique coastal site, to the south of the Baie de Somme (its big sister), just where the cliffs begin to rise. This old lagoon is protected from the open sea by a narrow and fragile bank of pebbles. It's a first class bird sanctuary and a great place for walks.
Anne likes a challenge - in this case growing saffron ... in Picardy (!) This lovely mauve flower appears overnight and only lasts 24 hours. An unusual visit during which you can discover the 'red treasure' of the Baie de Somme ... and tasty too: saffron cordial, saffron biscuits ...
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.
It's THE place to go for Amiens night life but that's not all. In the daytime you can stroll along the banks of the Somme, through narrow cobbled streets and enjoy seeing the smart and colourful little houses. Stop off at a café terrace to admire the Cathedral, have dinner in a riverside restaurant.
Listed as an historical monument in 1840, this remarkable example of 15th century military architecture is a powerful fortress with enormous round towers, machicolations and 'chemin de ronde' (high level path round battlements). Take a guided tour of this stronghold, converted in the 18th century in