Saint-Valery-sur-Somme _ Vue Rue © CRTC Hauts-de-France - Nicolas BryantSaint-Valery-sur-Somme _ Vue Rue © CRTC Hauts-de-France - Nicolas Bryant
©Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Vue Rue |CRTC Hauts-de-France - Nicolas Bryant

Visit Saint‑Valery‑sur‑Somme

A bird’s-eye view with an exceptional panorama over the Bay of Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is a romantic labyrinth of cobbled streets with breath-taking vistas of the Bay of Somme. It is also home to a lovely little marina with a quay that leads to the end of the earth, where you can admire the horizon from a beachfront terrace. Walk back via rue Ferté, brimming with quirky boutiques.

4 good reasons to visit

Reason n°1

Nearby, an hour and a half from Calais and two hours from Paris by train or car

Reason n°2

Unique for its medieval town perched on a spur

Reason n°3

Practical for bay excursions by foot, pirogue canoe or boat

Reason n°4

Full of surprises: the Sunday market on the quay has stands selling local produce and a view of the bay!

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In Anatole France’s words…

From the room where I’m writing, you can see the entire Bay of Somme, whose sand reaches as far as the horizon all the way to the blueish outline of Le Crotoy and Le Hourdel. As the sun goes down, it sets the edges of the large sombre clouds ablaze. The sea rises and the fishing boats can already be seen making their way out into the vast openness.

Anatole France, French writer

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