Discovery of the bay of Somme the Crotoy, Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme

A nice walk in the Bay of Somme from St-Valéry-sur-Somme to Le Crotoy

The hike starts in the city of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme and joined the town of Le Crotoy passing by the Bay of Somme. The crossing is easy and is accessible to all. "BEWARE": the bay is in perpetual evolution and it is dangerous to venture out alone if you do not know the place. Watch hours of tides, the crossing is only possible at low tide. Also come with boots or shoes that can go in the water. For all these reasons it's better to go through with a guide that give you explanations on the life of the Bay.

After crossing the Bay, you can return to Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme with a steam train.

The Somme bay is a beautiful place, you can even see seals. The visit of Somme and Le Crotoy is worth a visit.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme

Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme
Saint-Valery is a lovely city.

The city seen from the plight of the sailors

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The city seen from the plight of the sailors
There’s a small chapel on the top of the hill. The wives of the sailors came here to wait for the return of their husbands. Nice view of the Bay of Somme. You can see the town of Le Crotoy which is the goal of the walk.

The Bay at low tide

The Bay at low tide
'It is difficult to cross the bay if you don''t know it. There are many guides offering guided trips - between 10 and 15 euros per person.'

The Bay after the storm

The Bay after the storm
Beautiful view on the Bay of the Somme.

Halophile flora

Halophile flora

The hotel of the Tourelles

The hotel of the Tourelles
After the crossing you can see in Le Crotoy. "Les tourelles" it’s a former mansion built in 1845 by Pierre Guerlain the famous perfumer. Guerlain was the perfumer of the European aristocracy.

The beach of Crotoy

The beach of Crotoy
The beaches are huge at low tide.

The steam train

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The steam train
You can go back to Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme with a steam train. The train only works during the summer season.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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