Around Baie de Somme


Abbeville is a French city, located in the department of the Somme and Picardy region.

The city of Abbeville is the main town of the district. Its inhabitants are called Abbevillois and Abbevilloises.

The municipality covers 26.4 km² and has 24,953 inhabitants since the last census of the population. With a density of 944.5 inhabitants per km², Abbeville grew 4.3% of its population by 1999. 

Surrounded by the towns of Yonval, and Caours Vauchelles-les-Quesnoy, Abbeville is located 41 km north-west of Amiens, the largest nearby town and 25 km from Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.

10 meters above sea level, La Rivière-du-Doigt, Rivière aux Nonains and le Ruisseau de Menchecourt are the major rivers that pass through the town of Abbeville. 

The current Abbeville Mayor is Mr. Nicolas Dumont.

The Ault cliffs

South of the Picardy coast, in the small town of Ault, these cliffs start and go up to Caux.

The guide will explain its creation, evolution through severe erosion and actions implemented on certain sectors in the fight against this phenomenon.

While walking on the rocky foreshore, you will discover all its treasures: algae, anemones, limpets and whelks others will have no secrets for you.

Meeting point: OTSI in Ault.
Duration: 2:30.
Distance: 5 kms.
Equipment needed: boots throughout the year.
Depending on the season and weather conditions, plan for a suitable outfit and gear.
Anyone can take the walk.
Group limited to 25 people per guide.
Location of the walk: foreshore between Ault and Bois De Cise.
Difficulty: none.
Rates: 15 euros per adult and 7 euros for children.
Group rates: 10+ people: 14 euros pp. 20 + people: 13 euros pp.
Frequency: all year round (planned only upon request)

Mers les Bains

Nestled at the foot of the highest chalk cliffs in Europe, Seas is located at the mouth of the Bresle, natural border between Picardy and Normandy.

The district town of Mers is a testimony, unique in France, of the typical architecture of the Belle Epoque. Colorful facades, carved balconies, bay windows, turrets and ceramics, the whole town is classified as a conservation area.

From Notre Dame de la Falaise, tourists can admire the whole bay and beach. The esplanade is the preferred site for walkers.

For more info, please visit the website.

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