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Little egret (egretta garzetta) in Marquenterre ©arenysam/iStock

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The largest French colony of seals is located in the Bay of Somme. ©Philippe Paternolli/iStock

seals in Baie de Somme

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The festival of birds : Somme Bay, 13-22 avril 2019

Biodiversity in the spotlight in the Baie de Somme

Le festival de l’oiseau (Festival of Birds) is one of the highlights in the Baie de Somme. Spring, between the return of migrations and the beginning of the breeding season, is the best season for bird watching. These 9 days offer a rich programme of events around the Baie de Somme’s nature, including visits, events for both old and the young to discover the area’s fauna and the flora, nature treks, selected documentaries from across the world, lectures, photo competitions and art exhibitions. Come to deepen your knowledge of the area’s biodiversity during this superb festival located in a magnificent natural setting. It’s a great opportunity to visit the Baie de Somme region that will delight both adults and children. So delay no more and book your accommodation for this itinerary online now!

MyTriptailor Info: Check the programme dates before setting off to secure your attendance at the activities and events taking place during your stay. You will need to book events you want to attend in advance, directly from the festival site.

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Customize your trip

Day 1 - Abbeville - Saint-Valery

Begin your tour of the Baie de Somme in Abbeville, where you might want to arrive the night before if the festival programme offers a debate evening or wildlife film. You can then head to one of the towns bordering the Baie de Somme: Cayeux-sur-Mer. This small waterside village is home to a photo exhibition dedicated to the festival. Go to the Maison de l’oiseau and admire a collection of photos from around the world that explore the themes of biodiversity and ornithology. You can then complete your introduction to the festival’s wildlife photos by heading to a second photo exhibition in Saint-Valery, where you can stay overnight.

  • Distance : 40 km

Day 2 - Saint-Valery

Take advantage of your location on the borders of the Baie de Somme to organise a nature trek on this second day of the festival. Over 400 outings are offered by the guides of the Baie de Somme over the 9 days festival period. Make enquiries to find the one that suits your interests!

  • Distance : 3,3 km

Day 3 - Saint-Valery - Le Crotoy

From Saint-Valery, head around the Baie de Somme via Noyelles-sur-Mer and arrive at Crotoy where you can admire the festival’s third photo exhibition. You can also enjoy an afternoon of the inevitable nature based activities to be found in Crotoy. Why not go and discover the seals of the Baie de Somme, or take a guided boat trip in the marshes or ride horseback in the Baie?

  • Distance : 14 km

Day 4 - Le Crotoy - Marquenterre

The Parc du Marquenterre, a few kilometers from Crotoy, is famous for its rich ornithological. interest Take your time and spend an entire morning trying to identify the many species of ducks that return in droves from their winter migration as they prepare to find their nesting partners in early summer.

MyTripTailor Advice : Get your binoculars at the ready for the bird watching!

  • Distance : 9,5 km

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