Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is an enchanting medieval town, a haven of peace and quiet where you can stroll along narrow, cobbled streets winding around the church (with 2 naves!) and leading to a little secret garden. Great historical interest combined with a superb view over the Baie from the ramparts!
This attractive sailors' district is great for a walk. Crossed by two little parallel streets, it extends as far as the Sailors' Wayside cross with wonderful views over the Baie de Somme. Nicely decked with flowers, the (late 18th century) houses are painted in bright colours - an age-old tradition
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.
This seaside resort expanded significantly with the opening of the railway to Paris in the early 20th century. The seafront villas and neighbouring streets became a 'Secteur Sauvegardé' (conservation area) in 1986. They are remarkable examples of Art Nouveau. Well worth a visit!
Waiting to be discovered: the Belfry, towers and moats of its fortifications, Gothic abbey church and abbey, many 16th and 17th century bourgeois houses, chapel and cloisters of the Hôtel-Dieu (poor house/hospital) and the 'Napoleon house'.