Beaches in Picardy
For 56% of Picardians, Baie de Somme is the strongest symbol of Picardie. Recognised as an exceptional open space, it is among the most beautiful bays in the world and is benefiting more than ever before from protective measures. Whether you’re enjoying a weekend of sports or staying in during the winter, Baie de Somme has dozens of things to do two hours from Paris. Pay close attention to what Picardians have to say: their advice and recommendations are a recipe for a successful stay.
Baie de Somme is the largest estuary in the Nord region of France, spanning nearly 72 km². Its extremely large opening into the Channel, running more than five kilometres from the headland of Hourdel to that of Saint Quentin en Tourmont, changes with the tides and seasons to offer exceptional scenery in which sky, land and sea mingle in subtle lights with nuances of grey, green and blue that have inspired painters and poets alike, from Colette and Hugo to Boudin, Seurat, Degas and Barquaval and soon to be followed by contemporaries such as Manessier.