The Baie de Somme, labeled Grand Site of France is the largest estuary in the north of France with nearly 7,200 ha. Discover these great natural spaces, its traditions, its seaside architecture.
A trip to the heart of nature!
20,000 inhabitants 10 millions of tourists each year (including 2 million on major natural areas) 72 km of coast, of which only 15% urbanized 72 km² estuarine 4,500 ha remarkable natural areas managed by the Syndicat Mixte Baie de Somme Grand Littoral Picard 3000 ha nature reserve 46 km bike paths
HOW TO COME TO BAIE DE SOMME
BY TRAIN OR TRANSPORT IN COMMON
By train with the main lines or TER Picardy serving the stations of Abbeville, Noyelles-sur-Mer and Rue.
If you are driving, take advantage of the car parks located near the towns and continue your visit on foot or by bike. If you came by public transport, connections are possible via the Baie de Somme Railway, the bus network or the bicycle rental.
BY BIKE 44 km of cycle paths and 160 km divided into 9 discovery circuits marked out on the roads and paths not frequented between the coast and the fore-country. The bike in the Somme Bay is also a quality charter bike: Home bike with a network of professionals who are committed to providing a quality welcome appropriate to the needs of cyclists.
With trans80 network, all year long and Shuttles throughout the summer.
WALK Nearly 45 varied hiking trails adapted to each level: 5, 8, 12 or 15km. Some ideas of circuits in Baie de Somme: • Circuit of Valloires • The Crocs, around the Marquenterre Park • The Hourdel, around the House of the Bird • The Dune du Royon, around the Belle Dune Golf Course and the Belle Dune Aquaclub
BY TRAIN 3 circuits connect the main cities of the Bay: Cayeux-sur-Mer, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy for a trip out of time. www.cfbs.eu You can also prefer the boat, the canoe or the horse, www.somme-tourisme.com
The Bay of Somme records the most important tidal coefficients of the Channel. There are two full seas and two low seas a day. At low tide, the sea can retreat up to 12km towards the open sea. At high tide, it goes the other way with a speed that can reach 2.55m / s. In a few minutes the current brings everything in its path, encircling the sandbanks and covering them with several meters of water. If this phenomenon is an unforgettable spectacle, it is no less dangerous.
For your safety, do not venture alone in the Bay, Learn about tide times and keep your watch at your fingertips ...
Outings supervised by professional guides are proposed to discover this exceptional environment in complete safety.