Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, the medieval city
- 40tableaux depicting ancient crafts at the Musée Picarvie
- 4kayak and dugout clubs
- 1monkey trail
A stunning heritage
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme owes its rich and eventful history to its strategic position on a limestone promontory facing the Somme Bay. It has now become a member of the Most Beautiful Detours in France network. William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc both visited the medieval city.
You can stroll along the docks from the marina up to the Somme estuary. At the end of the docks, you can quench your thirst with your feet in the sand.
Take time to explore the medieval city, the remains of the city walls, the Harold towers, the little cobblestone streets decked with flowers, Saint Martin's church and its plaques. Go down through the sailors' quarter, known as the "Courtgain" because of their meagre earnings, to admire the quaintly colourful fishermen's houses.
The most beautiful viewpoints
to be discovered
- The seafarers' calvary
- The Cap Hornu
- The seafarers' chapel
Tourist Information Office
2 place Guillaume le Conquérant
Tel.: +33 (0)3 22 60 93 50
The City Wall Herbarium
a charming garden
Within the city walls lies a charming little garden where medieval plants are grown to make tincture and other medicine. It used to be tended by nuns from the hospital. Lined with flint and pebble walls, it affords a colourful, bucolic walk. Nowadays, local chefs come to source edible flowers and plants for offbeat, original cuisine.