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Surrounding area

Surrounding area

Enjoy unique experiences

The ideal destination for your next weekend getaway!

There’s something for everyone: the joys of the seaside at the resorts of the Somme Bay and the Alabaster Coast, and a chance to get closer to nature in a legendary forest and along the hiking trails. Not forgetting the local seafood specialities, traditional farm produce, a wealth of architectural heritage and historical features,  and a craftsmanship that’s still very much alive.

 

Destination

Le Tréport-mers

Where is “Destination Le Tréport-Mers”?

The Destination Le Tréport– Mers straddles the French departments of Somme (Hauts-de-France region) and Seine-Maritime (Normandy).

Distances by road

Somme Bay – Le Tréport: 0h35 / 30km
Fécamp – Le Tréport: 1h35 / 100km
Etretat – Le Tréport: 2h00 / 145km
Dieppe – Le Tréport: 0h35 / 40km
Rouen – Le Tréport: 1h20 / 100km
Amiens – Le Tréport: 1h10 / 90km
Paris – Le Tréport: 2h40 / 240km

 

In

Somme

The Somme Bay, even better with a guide!

One of the most beautiful bays in the world with the biggest estuary  in northern France, Somme Bay is a diverse landscape of marshland, meadows, sand and shingle, dunes and cliffs. It is a sanctuary for hundreds of migratory birds and also shelters the largest seal colony. Discover these animals on a nature walk, as you visit the sandbanks, mudflats and saltmarshes of the Bay in the company of a professional guide.

Learn more about the Somme Bay

La Maison de la Baie de Somme is an information centre that presents these vast habitats (cliffs, marshes, estuary and meadows), the seals and other wildlife, including more than 250 bird species in their natural environment, as well as local customs and traditions.

Observe migratory birds

The Somme Bay is a choice spot for observing migratory birds. The Parc du Marquenterre is a 200-hectare reserve of marshland, dunes and reedbeds, with hides dotted across a distance of nearly 6km, in which the guides impart their knowledge. The Somme Bay Grand-Laviers Bird Sanctuary, is a 40-hectare natural space in which some 200 species of bird have been spotted. It features 3 discovery trails (1km, 2km and 4km) and guided tours can be tailored to your wishes. Book ahead.

Bird and Nature Festival

The Festival de l’Oiseau et de la Nature is a highlight of spring that pays tribute to the generosity of nature. Discover the biodiversity around us through photographic and animal-art exhibitions, screenings of documentaries about the environment, activities for children, and guided nature tours (more than 400 dates) on horseback, on foot, in canoes or dug-outs, or by bike. 

Other places to explore: 

  • The “Baiecyclettes” waymarked cycling itineraries, for a bike ride that fills your lungs with the fresh sea air and fragrances of the bay, 
  • Across the sands of Fort-Mahon and Quend beaches, in a sandyacht powered by the wind, 
  • Along the Somme Bay railway line to take the time to fully appreciate the scenery; 
  • Amiens, nicknamed the “Little Venice of the North”, where you’ll be charmed by the hortillonnages (marshes), an 800-year-old cathedral and some the city’s typical districts.

Vimeu region

Industry at the service of Art

Spread across a vast limestone plateau bounded by the Bresle and Somme valleys, the Vimeu is three regions rolled into one: coastal Vimeu, industrial Vimeu and green Vimeu. The Bresle Valley, AKA Glass Valley” is reputed as being a world-leading hub for the production of prestige glass bottles, but is also just as renowned for its metal industry in the fields of locksmithing, pipework, foundry, ironmongery, etc.  The Vimeu Industrial Museum retraces the history and heritage of these local activities, with reconstitutions of ancient workshops, and collections of locks, padlocks and safes dating from the 16th century to the present day.

 

In

Seine-Maritime

In the Bresle Valley, at Blangy-sur-Bresle to be more precise, the 16th-century Fontaine Manor houses a cultural centre comprising various sections devoted to the town’s history, its surroundings and the professions relating to the manufacture of glassware items (model-making, foundry, moulding) and to the Glass Museum.

The culinary arts, gastronomy and tableware are the themes highlighted by the items of national heritage and traditional craftsmanship presented at the Domaine de Penthièvre.

Other places to explore: 

  • Museum devoted to the history of clockmaking and precision timekeeping, with the original craftsmanship of Saint-Nicolas d’Aliermont, from the early 18th century to the present day. More than 400 objects, machines, tools and documents on display.
  • Musée d’Histoire de la Vie Quotidienne, the museum devoted to the history of day-to-day life in France, from the late 19th century to the late 20th. Agriculture, arts and crafts, industry, shops and services, social life and cultural activities.
  • Hiking trail with vestiges from the Second World War, the V1 flying bomb launch sites 
  • The white limestone cliffs of the Alabaster Coast which were immortalised by the impressionnists 
  • The village of Veules-les-Roses where France’s smallest river flows, the Veules 
  • Dieppe Castle Museum overlooking the sea. The museum occupies a fortified castle, built from the 14th century onwards, which presents the history of the town and the port, and a collection of craft items made from ivory. Temporary exhibitions.
  • Rouen, the lively city with a hundred steeples, where you’ll feel the buzz, hear the bells, and discover the local history. Plunge into the heart of a city that never sleeps