Unmissable!. 260 hectares of dunes, forests and marshland at heart of an outstanding Nature Reserve, ideal for observing the secret life of migrating birds from special hides. Waymarked trails (1 hour to 3 hours) along which you'll be enraptured by this magical place and the enthusiasm of its guides
Saint Vulfran collegiate church is a masterpiece of Picardy flamboyant Gothic architecture. Its remarkable façade flanked by 2 towers (with look-out posts) and its nave (in wood like the hull of a ship) remind us that Abbeville was a major sea port in the Middle Ages. Don't miss the altarpieces, ove
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.
A bakery that has been in business for 200 years! Now run by the 6th generation of the Langlet family, still making the famous 'Pavés de Corbie' (hazelnut version of the Amiens macaroon) and sweet 'Carolus' (chunky cake/biscuits - raspberry, blackberry, pear...) Taste one and see!
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.
A goat farm waiting to be discovered. All of the milk produced by the herd is turned into delicious specialities: fromage blanc, mature 'crottins' (small round cheese called Le Bicottin), goat's cheese pasties, tomme... at the end of the tour visitors get to sample some of these delights.
The Basilica is a colourful treasure, standing tall over Albert in the 'Pays des Coquelicots' (Land of the Poppies). It is a surprising mix of Byzantine, medieval Spanish and Italian Renaissance. After your tour, you can climb to the top of the bell tower and enjoy a magical view of the town and the