The Bay of Somme
Measuring 7200 hectares, it's the largest estuary in northern France. A magical location bathing in subtle hews, the Bay of Somme is considered as an aonithological capital and is internationally recognised for its ecological wealth.
Nature lovers flock here to enjoy this superb setting also taking the opportunity to observe the colony of seals as well as discovering Henson horses.
In order to appreciate the full beauty of this bay in complete safety, one of the most beautiful in the world, we strongly recommend contacting the local guides.
Don't miss out ...
Le Crotoy: its culture and heritage, and history
Le Parc ornithologique du Marquenterre (Marquenterre Bird Reserve) : In the heart of the Bay of Somme Nature Reserve, the Marquenterre Bird Reserve is a key stopping off point for many species of migratory birds and allows visitors to observe them in peace and quiet.
La Maison de la Baie de Somme et de l'Oiseau (The Bay of Somme and Ornithology Centre):
Visiting the Centre is a must for an introducion to ornithology. More than 200 species of birds from the Bay of Somme or the Marquenterre Park are represented in the Centre.
The Bay of Somme Railway: Discover the Bay of Somme aboard a local train built at the beginning of the 20th century and pulled by undaunted steam locomotives. Opening times available from the Tourist Office.
Saint Esprit Chapel in Rue: A fine example of flamboyant Gothic art of the 15th and 16th centuries and the fashion for decorative sculpture. Outstanding raised vaults embellished by keystones.
The Belfry and the Caudron Brothers Museum: Personal items perfectly illustrate the work of the Caudron brothers, pioneers of aviation in Picardy, at the same time as aeronautics developed between 1909 and 1939.
Valloires Abbey and gardens: Visit of France's only Cistercian abbey built in the 17 th and 18th centuries and still completely intact. Don't miss! Classic cloister, vaulted chapter house, salons with Louis XV decor, Baroque church with organ. Visit of the gardens with over 5000 species of plants and bushes spread over 8 hectares.
Rambures Fortress: 15th century feudal fortress, a furnished monument listed since 1840 featuring military architecture typical of the end middle ages.