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In the west of the Somme, in the Hauts-de-France region, halfway between Lille and Paris, the natural jewel of the Bay of the Somme is at the same time a Grand Site de France, a regional nature park (Bay of the Somme Picardy Maritime) and in its coastal part integrated into the Natural Marine Park of the Picardy estuaries and the Opal Sea. The site is also classified as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. This shows the richness and splendor of this destination located less than two hours from Paris, Brussels or London. This remarkable wetland is particularly well known as a bird sanctuary. The mouth of the Somme and the marshes are natural refuges.

Take the time to explore the region by steam train or by pedaling on the Somme cycle route. The Maison des marais is the ideal starting point to discover the ecosystem of Longpré-les-Corps-Saints and the history of the marsh. Go observe the seals at the Hourdel point. Live to the rhythm of the tides. At low tide, the salt meadow sheep graze along the coastline while some people pick samphire to add to a local recipe. Laze on the pebble beach of the seaside resort of Cayeux-sur-Mer while watching the flight of windsurfers. For kite surfing , go to the famous spot of Le Crotoy. Sail to the marina of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme to visit its medieval city. And don't forget Abbeville, the small cultural capital of the Somme Bay. Meditate while admiring the seascapes that have inspired painters for generations.

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To observe the birds of the Bay of the Somme with your family, the best period is spring. Choose a stay between the end of March and the beginning of July. With binoculars so as not to disturb them, you can observe the seabirds nesting and hatching. Then come the hatching of the eggs, the rearing of the young birds and the first flights! So many appointments over the weeks. July and August are the most pleasant months for beach tourism. For kite surfing, it is from April to October. You should also know that during the month of December Abbeville comes alive and lights up with the Christmas festivities. And in April, it is the famous Bird and Nature Festival. During the low tourist season, during the first three months of the year and in November, the Bay of the Somme slows down, at least the tourist infrastructures.

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