The Hauts-de-France region is a small treasure for anyone who wants to take a few days off. Rich in its cultural and natural heritage, it is animated by diverse and varied activities and events.
Staying in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, a medieval city
The city has lost none of its picturesque charm and has preserved the traces of its glorious past through its heritage. William of Normandy bequeathed a door and Jeanne d'Arc, the stone tower where she was locked up. The Herbarium, labelled 'Remarkable Garden', is a real open-air museum. Enjoy a bucolic walk in a former botanical park. The flowered city has a particular link with nature. You only have to travel a few kilometres to notice this. The Baie de Somme national nature reserve is home to protected fauna and flora. You will make an unexpected encounter there. Indeed, the site hosts a colony of seals that will delight young and old alike. You can also admire the flight of wild and migratory birds if the season is right. After a day full of emotions, get your strength back in a charming hotel in the Somme bay.
Outings to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Get aboard a kayak or learn how to canoe. You will see the charms of the coastline slowly revealed. The city also has cruise ships and pedal boats to sail on the Somme Canal. For those who don't have good sea legs, you're not to be outdone. How about a horseback ride on the beach, along the seawall? And for fans of extreme sports, come and tame the sand dunes at the wheel of a quad. The bay is also the ideal playground for a family bike ride. The marina is located at the mouth of the canal. It attracts more and more professional and neophyte painters inspired by the beauty of the place. She has been the muse of great writers such as Victor Hugo and Colette. The Somme bay also offers tree-climbing, mini-golf and the possibility of travelling on a steam train.
An animated weekend in the Somme bay
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme has put its faith in its dynamism and offers events throughout the year. Every year, the Americans commemorate William of Normandy's departure for England. For two days, street entertainment, shops, people in costumes and musicians animate the old town. During the last week of June, during the theatre festival, the heterogeneous artists perform their works in front of a delighted audience. And on Friday evenings in July and August, night owls can stroll through the nightlife market.
Weekend in the Somme bay in a charming hotel in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
To enjoy your experience in complete peace of mind, remember to book a room in advance in a charming hotel in the Somme bay. The city is full of hotels, restaurants and villas with beautiful views of the bay.