Citadel created by King Henri IV who wished to protect the northern frontier of his kingdom after the town had been captured by the Spanish in 1597. The famous story of the "ché mat'cheux d'gueugues" (the walnut eaters in Picardy dialect)…
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
This is one of France's smallest nature reserves but with great biodiversity! Peat digging (for fuel) in the 18th and 19th centuries created the landscape which we see today: little lakes in the place of meadows. There's a footpath, so it's easy to walk round.
Officially opened by Jules Verne in 1889, the municipal Circus was a centre for cultural life in Amiens and a notable forerunner for architecture in the new century (the 20th!), combining stone, glass and iron!
Catherine welcomes you to her lovely garden (a real picture!). You start in the Land of the Rising Sun with a "zen" entrance planted with bamboo and weeping cherry trees... after which there are 10 hectares of borders, meadows and woods around an 18th century "country château".
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.