With its 7200 hectares the Bay of Somme is the largest estuary of the North of France. It is an unspoiled place composed of vast areas alternating between dunes, marshes and salt meadows.
Situated on the route of the migrating birds, the Nature reserve of the Bay of Somme, and especially the Marquenterre park, is a peaceful haven for numerous wild birds stopping here to rest. The Bay of Somme also has the unusual feature of being home to a seal colony.
To discover the rich fauna and flora of the Bay of Somme, head to the Marquenterre ornithological park, and the Bay of Somme and bird centre (Maison de la Baie de Somme et de l'Oiseau) in Lanchères.
The Bird and Nature festival, which takes place in April on the Picardy Coast in Abbeville, offers conferences, exhibitions and outings in relation with Nature and ornithology.
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RELATED ARTICLES - THE BAY OF SOMME
|Bird and Nature Festival||A gathering for escapism and relaxation at the heart of the countryside|
|Tourism in Abbeville||Abbeville travel guide and tourist information|
|Tourism in Cayeux-sur-Mer||Cayeux-sur-Mer travel guide and tourist information|
|Tourism in Lanchères||Lanchères travel guide and tourist information|
|Tourism in Le Crotoy||Le Crotoy travel guide and tourist information|
|Landscapes of France||Towns and cities of architectural and cultural interest|
|Tourism in the Somme||Best places of the Somme|
|Tourism in Picardy||Best places of Picardy|
|Photos of Abbeville||Photos of the category "Abbeville" to view and download|
|Photos of Bay of Somme||Photos of the category "Bay of Somme" to view and download|
|Photos of Cayeux-sur-Mer||Photos of the category "Cayeux-sur-Mer" to view and download|
|Photos of Le Crotoy||Photos of the category "Le Crotoy" to view and download|
|Photos of Marquenterre ornithological park||Photos of the category "Marquenterre ornithological park" to view and download|
|Photos of the Somme||Photos of the Somme to view and download|
|Photos of Picardy||Photos of Picardy to view and download|
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