Travelling back in time with the Somme Bay railway
- 27kilometres of tracks
- 4railway stations
- 1887network first built
A Belle Epoque train
Olde Worlde charm
Genuine Belle Epoque carriages drawn by valiant steam locomotives take you to Le Crotoy, Noyelles-sur-Mer, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Cayeux-sur-Mer. Enjoy the quaint charm of Victorian travel during a tour of the seaside resorts.
The train runs alongside brooks lined with willows, past salt and freshwater marshes and fields, revealing the gorgeous greenery of the Somme Bay, and its authentic wilderness. With a whistle of the guard, you travel 80 years back in time.
All sorts of events
2016: The Steam Festival
It only takes place every three years, so don't miss the 2016 edition, from 15 to 17 April!
You'll be able to admire some of the loveliest steam trains in Europe. Special trains, pulled by these steam rail royals, leave from major railway stations to converge on Noyelles-sur-Mer, where other Somme Bay trains await them. They'll take you to the various railway stations in the network to take part in special events: inaugurations, exhibitions of railway equipment both old and new, explaining what railway workers used to do and so on.
The Somme Bay railway also organises other events like the firework trains on Bastille Day (14 July), dinners on board in summer and Santa trains in December.
Somme Bay railway:
Chemin de fer de la Baie de Somme
Gare de Saint-Valery
Tel.: +33 (0)3 22 26 96 96
The winner combos:
train ride + bay crossing or train + boat ride
You can combine your train journey with a bay crossing starting in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme or Le Crotoy. You can get back to your starting point on the Somme Bay railway. After a 3-hour walk across the sands you'll appreciate a rest. You can also combine the train ride with a boat trip with the "de rail en vague" (rail to wave) scheme.