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The Baie de Somme, a link between sky, land and sea


Located to the west of the Somme department, the Baie de Somme is the largest estuary in northern France with nearly 7,200 ha. Considered by as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, labeled Grand Site de France, its very wide opening towards the Channel offers, according to the tides and the seasons, a varied landscape woven with dunes, cliffs, pebbles, meadows and marshes where hundreds of species of birds stop during their migrations, where the largest French colony of harbor seals has taken up residence there. An extraordinary place, far from the concrete coastlines. Here the sky and the sea merge. Here, it is said that the lights change every moment. The colors too. The Bay of Somme has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for painters and writers: from Degas to Corot, from Jules Verne to Colette.

A welcoming and lively territory


The Baie de Somme is a benchmark for the scale and quality of the action taken both in terms of welcoming visitors and interpretation, with places such as the Parc du Marquenterre or the Maison de la Baie de Somme. It is also known for having become an ecotourism destination highlighting all forms of soft mobility through the creation of numerous footpaths and cycle paths.

Nearly 50 kms of cycle paths and 8 discovery loops, a steam railway with 4 stations, hiking trails, sea trips... the Baie de Somme benefits from all the necessary infrastructure to leave your car in the car park.

Below is a selection of remarkable sites. Go to the Baie de Somme Tourisme website or to the Go Somme website! Get some information and follow local news!

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