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Crotoy is the only seaside resort in the north of France, which has its own port, as well as a south facing beach. The main activities at the port are sea fishing, fishing from the shore and the cultivation of bouchot mussels.
As one of the three ports on the Bay of Somme, it accommodates pleasure boaters. Lots of suggested itineraries are proposed to visitors, so that they can make the most of the beauty of the surroundings and the fishery products.
Explore the Baie de Somme on "Commandant Charcot" boats! Find a seat that suits you in the shade or in the open air aboard the Commandant Charcot III or IV and enjoy the gently rolling waves and the Commander's amusing anecdotes!
You'll get a different view of the magnificent villas of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, and the mollières or salt marshes of the Baie de Somme and if you look carefully, you might see the snout of a seal breaking the water. This invigorating ride in the Baie de Somme is quite a change of scene!
In Baie de Somme, come and discover the medieval charm of the village of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme. It has seen figures as famous as William The Conqueror and Joan of Arc cross its ramparts.
Ramparts that you can still admire, as well as the Guillaume towers.
From the village, you can see some very beautiful panoramas of the Baie de Somme, and the motion of the tide.
On the Picardy coast, the Somme Bay Railway has been in operation since 1971, forming the network of the Bains de Mer. At 27 km in length, the route of the Somme Bay Railway invites you to discover beautiful landscapes and the local fauna and flora.
In a historic steam train, you will travel between the resorts of Crotoy and Cayeux-sur-Mer, and pass through the towns of Noyelles-sur-Mer and Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.
Ranked among the most beautiful bays in the world, the Baie de Somme is inviting you to witness a major spectacle. 250 species of stuffed birds are integrated into the natural landscapes of the Picardy coastline, carefully reconstructed. Silhouette, feathers, beaks and colours, these birds are as real as nature.
The Baie de Somme wildlife also teems with (real) life, such as the harbour seals and grey seals, and holds multiple records. Learn more about these animals from the Baie de Somme at the film screening organised for you.