The 10 Best Things to Do in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France

September 16, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme in France, from Europe region, is best know for Nature & Wildlife Areas. Discover best things to do in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

1. Rando-Nature en Somme

Quai Perree, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France +33 3 22 26 92 30
Excellent
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4.5 based on 205 reviews

Rando-Nature en Somme

From 7 to 77 years, come to discover Somme Bay with the association Hike - nature as a matter of fact, by making a Crossing of the Somme Bay, by observing the colony(summer camp) of seal. We guide shall make you discover the fauna, the flora and all the human activitées present in Somme Bay.

Reviewed By Enzofit - Newport, United Kingdom

Do not miss but you need to be prepared to walk for a couple of hours to enjoy this fantastic "French Slimbridge" And a great bonus - if you have a dog you can leave him in lovely shaded "dog nursery" while you visit

2. Bateau de la Baie de Somme

Quai Perree, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
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4.5 based on 379 reviews

Bateau de la Baie de Somme

Les Bateaux de la Baie offers a commented discovery of the Bay of Somme aboard these CDT Charcot III and IV boats, departing from St Valery almost all the year, and Crotoy from April to September.We also organize discovery treap of the Bay of Somme and watching seals aboard a semi-rigid 12-seater.The departure times are subject to the tide and are therefore different every day

Reviewed By jamiek35 - Gillingham

Lovely trip out to the end of the estuary & back (40 mins, €12 & 8). The company does a combined ticket to Crotoy, boat out & steam train back which we would've taken if we hadn't done the same trip by train a few days earlier. Would recommend this trip but shame the commentary was only in French. Would be nice if they had a written English version or a once weekly spoken one. C'est la vie

3. Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France +33 3 22 60 93 50
Excellent
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4 based on 341 reviews

Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme

Reviewed By Lynette3001 - Calne, United Kingdom

Have visited St Valery for a number of years. A pretty little fishing town with many restaurants and quaint shops with cobbled streets. Plenty of walks with fantastic views of the bay. In May, you can see the seals sunning themselves and swimming in the bay.
At certain times of the year, when the tide is out, you can walk across the bay to le Crotoy opposite, but only with the trained guides as I believe there is quicksand.

4. Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme

Gare de Saint-Valery, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme

Reviewed By Roskers - Cambridge, United Kingdom

This is a great opportunity to experience a wonderfully preserved steam railway and see parts of the Somme that are largely inaccessible. The views aren't particularly wonderful, as the train wends slowly through the marais and very few settlements. But the lovely engines and carriages are like playing with your train set as a child. Beware that it's now quite expensive and it's the same cost no matter where you get on, single or return - so plan a full day and get the most from the experience.

5. La Troupe Soliles

19 Place Saint Martin | Chapelle Saint Pierre, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France +33 6 32 60 16 59
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5 based on 30 reviews

La Troupe Soliles

La Troupe Solilès is a theater company that offers family Performances for all, served by a group of professional actors. In Saint Valery sur Somme, it welcomes you first summer from mid-July to mid August for its festival "Nuits de Théâtre". But you will find it all year round for Performances in the "Old Commercial Court", from October to April. So we play Don Quixote, the Cabaret Loufoque, Monsieur Chasse! Of Feydeau, Tartuffe, Poil de Carotte, musical shows, Cabarets ... To know the spectacle of the moment, go on our site.

Reviewed By Sophie B - Sevres, France

Comme d'habitude, un spectacle soigné "aux petits oignons".
Qualité sur toute la ligne : mise en scène, décor, jeu des acteurs, costumes, éclairage et son ... tout y était et ce fût une excellente soirée réjouissante!

6. L'Herbarium

36 rue Brandt, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France +33 3 22 26 69 37
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

L'Herbarium

Reviewed By frankafile - Suffolk

This gem of a garden is set in the Rue Fleuries of the medieval high town of St Valery. You are welcomed and directed to the plan of the garden so you can wander around.Its an informal garden dedicated to plants that 'work', for flavour, food or medicine. There are quotes from literature on slates hanging in unexpected places.It's colourful, tranquil and a pure delight. The streets around are also tended by the gardeners of the Herbarium and are also very beautiful.

7. Samaris

214 rue des Moulins, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France +33 3 22 61 30 68
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5 based on 31 reviews

Samaris

Reviewed By Laurent M - Luanda, Angola

Sur la butte au-dessus des maisons, le bâtiment moderne et lumineux offre une belle vue de la baie depuis l'intérieur ou les "terrasses" et leur végétation de hautes herbes.
Les possibilités de passer un bon moment paraissent variées aux non experts que nous sommes, algues, pierres chaudes ou encore épices balinaises étant proposées en plus des hammam, sauna ou jacuzzi. Une équipe aux petits soins et en harmonie avec le lieu donne envie de revenir et nous commençons d'ailleurs à en faire un rituel de début de vacances.
Deux mots pour finir : au revoir.

8. Vaa en Baie

15 B Route d Abbeville, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France +33 6 42 22 17 05
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5 based on 31 reviews

Vaa en Baie

Reviewed By isabrit05 - Paris, France

Before going to this area, I had seen some TV report about the visits you could do on canoes to see the seals and the bay. I was thus determined to do that! Thus, on the day of our arrival, my husband and I went to the beach in saint valery and we looked at the different tours organised there (you've got some small beach sheds representing the different "companies"). One was open: it was the kayak ad va'a club "baie des phoques".
When I discovered the meeting time for the next day, I was a little less enthousiastic, suddenly: it was very early in the morning (in fact, it depends on the tides: you leave when the sea is retreiving and come back when it goes up again)! For a holiday weekend, it was hard! Thus, my husband had to push me.
The next morning, we arrived at 7:30. It was very cold.They equiped us with life jackets and cagoules to prevent us from freezing, explained the basic rules and off we went with a group of 10 people (of all age, all style) in the pirogue. Everybody was very nice (even if I suppose it is even better to do it with a group of friends).
The discovery began: the birds, the landscapes...It was great! And the guide, Sebastien, explained us everything very well.
Then, we arrived at the sandbanks where we stopped and from there, we saw a mascaret (sort of big wave) and the seals arrived! They were numerous and came closer and closer!
Then, we went back, followed by some young seals. It was really a good moment that I advice everyone to try.
Tips: you don't need to be too sporty to do the tour, even if, yes, you've got to row! But you will be proud of yourself after! Only the beginning is difficult!
You need good shoes (plastic boots are probably the best, as you have to walk / slide on mud to put the pirogue at sea) and warm clothes if it's windy. Take a spare pair of trousers for after.
The guides have cloakrooms to leave the things you don't want to bring and waterproof bags to put your phone or camera.

9. Inuit Guides Baie de Somme

Quai Jeanne d'Arc, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Inuit Guides Baie de Somme

Several sea trip in Bay of Somme, to watch seals for people who practising sports. Different Running tours with commentary, across the Bay of somme

Reviewed By scrappylatte - london

Our last day in St Valerie Sur Somme was without doubt the best! Matthew was a wonderful, calm and gentle guide. Very safety conscious and aware of the times of the tides so we had minimum effort to row out and back in again as we went with (rather than against) the tides. He was able to point out (from some distance) as soon as he spotted the seals. Because it was just three of us in the kayak, it felt like having our own private guide to the bay and in fact Matthew's knowledge of the wildlife was second to none. Would definitely recommend him over any of the larger kayak tour companies for a more personal experience. His English was excellent (quite a rarity in this part of France) and I think he is probably the best English speaking seal spotting guide (if not the only one) in the area. As it is his own company he really takes pride in what he does and clearly loves leading these trips. He never tires of this, as he told us himself, and that really shows in his enthusiasm and in his wonderful words of wisdom about the wildlife that flocks to the Baie de Somme.

10. Chapelle des Marins

Rue de la Chapelle, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France +33 6 72 29 38 50
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Chapelle des Marins

Reviewed By achan34 - Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

Found this church by accident. It is at the top of a limited access road. It is dedicated to seamen. Although the church interior was shut when we visited the door was ope and a good view of the interior was possible. The design of the walls in flint and stone seemed to, me,to represent the chequerboard pattern of the old wooden warships. Superb views of the Baie de La Somme are also worth making the visit. It is situated on a popular walking route.

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