Saigneville & the Baie de Somme

la Baie de Somme

Before we talk a little about it, here's a link to the website of our partner, the Office de Tourisme de la Somme, which we recommend you consult for specific questions about certain activities:

The Baie de Somme offers many wonders that will make the most adventurous seaside resorts pale. Certified as "Grand Site de France", it is the largest estuary in the north of France, with 7200 ha and a large part as a nature reserve. Since 2020, the Baie de Somme is officially classified as a Regional Nature Park.

The Baie de Somme is a coastal bay located in the Hauts-de-France region, in the department of the Somme. It is bordered by the towns of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy. The bay is famous for its unique natural landscape, picturesque fishing villages and wildlife, including migratory birds and seals. 

If you don't know what to do in the Baie de Somme, it's just mere fatigue or a lack of imagination. There is something for everyone in the Bay: romantic walk along the quays of medieval Saint-Valery, walking across the Bay at low tide (with a nature guide), seal and/or bird watching, kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding, riding a Henson, sand yachting on the beaches of Fort-Mahon, cycling, boat cruising, …

So let us give you some ideas and dare to become for a wonderful moment the explorer, hiker, sportsman or ornithologist inside you. 




Saigneville is located in the Hauts-de-France (or former Picardy). Since February 2020, the commune has been officially part of the Baie de Somme - Picardie maritime regional nature park.

Saigneville is a small village situated in the countryside, halfway between the city (Abbeville at 11 km) and the sea (Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme at 9 km). On either side, just down the road from us, you can use the towpath along the Somme, on foot or by bike. For the others, the road runs through our countryside.

Saigneville has a history whose first quotations date back to the Middle Ages, when the sea hit the small cliff. Above that, 30 m above sea level, is our Presbytère. Below, some salt works were once exploited as soon as the sea retreated. The village was also the scene of important events during wartime, including the explosion of an impressive ammunition and fuel depot in May 1918.

Some remarkable places to see there:

  • its  18th Century  presbytery

  • the 13th century Saint-Fuscien church and its listed bell

  • the Gué de Blanquetaque

  • the route of the three sources at the foot of the cliff

  • Petit-Port, along the  Somme

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