In the south of the bay of the Somme, near Le Crotoy waits the medieval city of Saint Valery sur Somme, which is adapted at its geographical situation.
In this very touristy city you will discover the typical districts of the harbour, fishermen and the old part of the city.
The surrounding villages and cities
Les 400 cabines de plage disposées en bordure de mer (présentes de mi – mai à mi – septembre), le long du plus long chemin de planches d’Europe confèrent un charme insolite à la station. Si la station est principalement connue pour sa digue de galets, une vaste plage de sable se découvre à l’heure de la marée basse, et permet de faire de longues balades sur plusieurs kilomètres.
The city of Le Crotoy, located near Saint Valery sur Somme in the heart of the bay of the Somme, is the only beach of the Nord department that is south orientated and protected of the sea winds.
Thanks to its geographical situation and its culture, the bay of the Somme can offer you an endless list of pleasant trips and discoveries.
The small harbour of Le Hourdel is located in the far southern end of the bay of the Somme. It is also called la pointe du Hourdel. According to the tide you can watch the return of the fishing boats and buy some fresh fish.
Between Mers-les-Bains and Ault lies the peaceful Le Bois de Cise, a small and woody valley between two rocky costs who open itself for the sea. You can go for a walk and enjoy the lovely villas with woodwork or go for a swim at the small beach near the rocky costs. In short, you find in this charming place all the peace and serenity that you are looking for.
Mers-les-Bains is a classified bathing resort at the picardy coast, at 30 km of the bay of the Somme, near Le Tréport. This unique French boulevard with colourful façades, balconies and bow windows, was classified in 1986 and still shows the charm of the belle époque.
This little historical city forms with Mers-les-Bains and Le Tréport a group of three sister cities. The personality and originality of Eu are indisputable. Many architectural and historical places, as Château d’Eu and la Collégiale, are located in the heart of the town. Wand around in the flowering streets and alleys with houses in typical Normandy style.
You can’t miss this city with a lovely and family atmosphere. With its very active fishing harbour, Le Tréport is the place to be for all seafood lovers. Go for a trip to the rocky coast on the funicular, have a break on the beach and enjoy a dive into the waves or venture a small bet in the casino. During summer there is even so much animation, you think you are in Las Vegas !
Monk Gualaric (then written Walaric, Walric and Valery) lead a solitary life in Saint-Valery from 611 till his death in 622. A chapel was built in his honour and was called « Chapelle des marins". Pay attention to the checked structure of the walls and the spring of fidelity, near the chapel.
In the heart of the nature reserve of the bay of the Somme you have to visit the ornithological park of Le Marquenterre. The park is the ideal stopping place for different migratory birds. Thanks to the park you can enjoy the unique and lovely local fauna.
The abbey was constructed in the 18th century and the gardens, extended over 8 hectares, were created by Gilles Clémen. The present a unique collection of 5000 pieces and variety of plats, planted by theme.
Discover the fauna and flora of the bay of the Somme with more than 200 species of birds of the bay of the Somme or of the park of Le Marquenterre. Each day there is a show with birds of prey.
Fortress and feudal jewellery of the 15th century, historical and furnished monument that is classified since 1840 for its military architecture of the end of the Middle Ages.
Personal objects show the work of the Caudron brothers, pioneers of aviation in Picardy, and draw a parallel to the evolution of aviation from 1909 to 1939.
The Herbarium, an enclosure surrounded by flint and pebbles, dominates the medieval ramparts of the town: a formidable and orderly jumble of ancient medieval plants.
Fruticetum offers a contemporary interpretation of the gardens of the Middle Ages; the blue colour is a reference to the Waide: a precious dye plant at that time.
Together with these gardens, the Rues Fleuries form the "Gardens of the Bay", which make Saint Valery sur Somme a peaceful invitation for a walk.
One of the symbols of the bay of the Somme. You discover the bay in a different way while sitting in a train from the early 20th century pulled by a steam engine.
Discover the flora and fauna on this 1000 ha domain thanks to a range of activities: horseback rides, trips by bike of electric vehicles… Have a total relaxation in an exceptional place.
Embark for an unforgettable boat tour in the heart of the bay of the Somme, one of the most beautiful bays of the world. During the different trips, captain Philippe Forest loves to tell you the history of the bay and anecdotes of the villages you will be passing by.
À PROPOS DE CET ÉQUIPEMENT
Un parcours de golf en terre battue de 18 trous
Brasserie et bar
Animaux Acceptés : oui
Fermé les jours fériés : oui
Il n’est pas nécessaire d’être un cycliste professionnel pour prendre du plaisir à faire du vélo en Baie de Somme. Vous n’avez pas besoin d’un VTT pour faire beaucoup de vélo là-bas. Vous pouvez suivre une belle piste cyclable qui fait le tour de la Baie de Somme, du Hourdel au Crotoy.
Nestled in the heart of the most beautiful dune massif in Europe, just a few steps from the seaside, the Belle Dune Golf Club is one of the best golfing destinations. Inspired by traditional Irish and Scottish links, its greens seem to blend into the landscape. It has to be said that the protection of the natural environment is a principle here: exemplary maintenance during the 12 months of the year ensures that the ecosystem is respected.
Nampont: two courts of 18 holes located in the park of a 15th century castle.
Sailing school in Fort-Mahon-Plage teaches you to sail in preserved littoral waters: an other way to discover the lovely picardy coast.
Votre guide: un spécialiste, amoureux de la Baie de Somme !
Olivier HERNANDEZ, 60 ans. Amiénois et Crotellois.
Passionné et grand connaisseur de la Nature.
Spécialiste des oiseaux, des phoques et du littoral picard (milieux naturels, activités humaines, évolution du littoral…).
Va’a en Baie propose différentes randonnées en pirogue et kayak en Baie de Somme.
Afin que la pratique soit la plus agréable, nous observons Dame Nature et utilisons le sens des courants de l’estuaire de la Somme venant d’Abbeville et se jetant en mer à hauteur de Cayeux sur mer.
Ainsi, selon un horaire bien déterminé, il est plus aisé d’emprunter la force du courant montant de la marée entrant dans la Baie de Somme en direction du Crotoy et de Saint Valery sur Somme.
Located in Saint Quentin en Tourmont, the first born of the Espaces Equestres Henson, the Espace Henson Marquenterre will welcome you with friends or family to discover our magnificent horses. On horseback, in a carriage or on foot for a visit to the stud, come and meet us in this magical place where the Henson horse, man and nature are in perfect communion.
KiteSurfing with the KiteSurf School of the Baie de Somme
Une fabrique de théâtre: En 2014, avec le public et les élus du territoire, nous avons entrepris de proposer à Saint-Valery-sur-Somme – notre port d’attache – une programmation régulière de nos spectacles, en alternance avec des invitations de compagnies amies. L’objectif du projet est de permettre aux habitants de se rendre aussi souvent que possible au théâtre, de septembre à juin.