Self catering holidays
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.
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.
Armed with binoculars and patience, see if you can spot birds which stop over during their migratory journey from the Scandinavian to the Mauritania skies; you must be able to move quietly, cross prairies, dunes, marshes or forests.
Once you have found your observation spot, the waiting begins...the sight to be seen is well worth the wait!
Coordinators will accompany you and share their experience of wildlife and plant life and their enthusiasm, laced with respect and amazement when faced with these bird escaping the cold.
One of the most original visits for children to discover the French national gastropod: its anatomy, its predators, its life in the farm, etc. and for the very little ones, the story of "Phil the Snail" staged with puppets, if they are good of course!
For parents, a stop in the store is on offer to discover original recipes like snail sausage, Cagouillotine (THE speciality) and even the Croquilles d'escargots (snail shaped and filled wafers). Curious, no?