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Wildlife Reserve in Le Crotoy

Parc du Marquenterre Bird Sanctuary

An astonishing 300 bird species have been sighted at this 2-sq-km bird sanctuary, an important migratory stopover between the UK, Iceland, Scandinavia and Siberia and the warmer climes of West Africa. Three marked w…
French in Le Crotoy

Le Carré Gourmand

Each day offers a different three-course blackboard menu at this intimate restaurant with exposed bricks, crisp tablecloths and a shady street-side terrace. Artistically presented dishes incorporate ingredients from…
Bistro in St-Valery-sur-Somme

Le Bistrot des Pilotes

Outdoor tables on the waterfront, creative seafood dishes (turbot with yuzu, brill with locally harvested samphire), Baie de Somme specialities such as agneau de pré-salé (salt marsh lamb), and a great mousse au cho…
Seafood in St-Valery-sur-Somme

Le Nicol's

In a charming mustard-coloured building opening to a pavement terrace, Le Nicol's serves delicious fish, seafood and paella dishes, but the real crowd-pleasers are the whopping bowls of mussels (800g before cooking)…
Church in St-Valery-sur-Somme

Église St-Martin de St-Valery-sur-Somme

St-Valery-sur-Somme's Église St-Martin was built from shingle and flint, giving it a chequerboard appearance, guarded by fantastical gargoyles. Construction started in 1488 and the church was consecrated in 1500, bu…
Modern French in St-Valery-sur-Somme

Au Vélocipède

Opening to an umbrella-shaded, plant-filled courtyard, this restaurant just inside the Porte de Nevers in the Cité Médiévale has a regularly changing menu that might include salmon gravlax or beef tartare with caper…