La Baie de Somme
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.
Saigneville is located in the Hauts-de-France (or former Picardy). 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 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:
- our former presbytery
- the Saint-Fuscien church from the 13th century and the classified clock
- the Gué de Blanquetaque
- the route of the three sources at the foot of the cliff
- Petit-Port, along the Somme
Sources : Wikipedia.fr & annuaire-mairie.fr/mairie-saigneville.html
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 on the quays of medieval Saint-Valéry, walking across the Bay at low tide, kayaking or paddling, horse riding,... So let us give you some ideas and dare to be the explorer, the hiker, the sportsman or the ornithologist inside you.