Hike in the Bay (at 30 min.) Posted August 23, 2015
The Bay of Somme is the largest estuary in northern France with around 7200 ha. From north to south, it offers with the tides and seasons, a range of colors, lights and varied landscapes.
It is also a land with many facets that combines natural, seaside architecture, traditional activities …
It is possible to cross the Bay of Somme from Saint Valery to Le Crotoy (and vice-versa) at certain hours of the day. But you must be accompanied by a guide. Tours can be booked with Rando-Nature (click here for more information).
It is strictly forbidden to hike in the bay by yourself. The nature, especially close to the sea, can be pretty unpredictable. The guide will give you a certain number of survival tip about quicksands.
Enjoy this 3h journey. Rubber boots may be a good option ;-). A tip : choose the highest one 😉
You better be not afraid by some mud 😉
The Abbey of Saint Riquier Posted July 9, 2015
The Saint Riquier abbey church is a unique example of the evolution of Gothic architecture, combining elements belonging to the early, classical and flamboyant Gothic architecture. The facade of the abbey dates from the 16th century and is dominated by its single, windowless, 50-metre central tower, ornately decorated by numerous statues, embedded in a dense network of arches and lines.
The Abbaye of Saint Riquier is located few meters from the Relais du Beffroi.
Read more about the Abbey here.
The garden Posted July 8, 2015
Staying at the Relais du Beffroi, you will enjoy a very large garden equipped with outdoor furniture.
The Belfry of Saint Riquier Posted July 8, 2015
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The belfry (“beffroi” in french) is a structure enclosing bells for ringing as part of building, usually as part of a bell tower or steeple. It can also refer to the entire tower or building, particularly in continental Europe for such a tower attached to a city hall or other civic building.
A belfry encloses the bell chamber, the room in which the bells are housed; its walls are pierced by openings which allow the sound to escape. The openings may be left uncovered but are commonly filled with louvers to prevent rain and snow from entering. There may be a separate room below the bell chamber to house the ringers.