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The port of St-Valery-sur-Somme is in the beautiful "Baie de la Somme" and is famous as the place of departure for William the Conqueror in 1066 and was also a resting place for Joan of Arc en route to Rouen. The town is less than one hour from Dieppe, an hour from Boulogne and 75 minutes from Calais.
The town has mediaeval ramparts, which overlook the town and the bay, and has cobbled streets bordered on both sides by small fishermen’s cottages. Close by are lovely sandy beaches, excellent golf courses and several bird sanctuaries, including the "Parc de Marquenterre" and the "Maison des Oiseaux", which is in a protected wildlife sanctuary.
You can take a steam train - the "Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme" - from St-Valery to Le Crotoy on the other side of the bay. If you feel really intrepid, you can actually cross the bay on foot with the help of a local guide. If you enjoy boat trips, you can go seal-spotting in the bay on the "Commandant Charcot", exploring the largest seal colony in northern Europe.
St-Valery’s Sunday market is very popular with visitors, as are the chic boutiques in the town. There are many fish restaurants and brasseries which are open all year round, or if you prefer to cook your own, you can purchase fresh fish and mussels straight from the fishing boats in the harbour.
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
St-Valery : William the Conqueror monument
St-Valery : William the Conqueror monument


A little history...
Once part of ancient Normandie, St-Valery-sur-Somme has been inhabited since prehistoric times - and prehistoric relics have been found in the area.

Things to see & do
"Vallée de la Bresle"; 18th-century church.
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Mairie
Office de Tourisme
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Préfecture
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