la Baie de Somme

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme white shutters

Like everyone else we spent this super sunny weekend outside. Our goal was to walk 15km in the Baie de Somme, France's largest estuary in the North East of the Picardy department. From our home it's the fastest shortcut to the sea, just what you need when the sun is out!

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme Le Crotoy Hotel les Tourelles

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme beach and dunes

The light was particularly nice, very pale and white. Next time I really want to go see the seals in the bay and taste fresh salicornia, a salty succulent. In the high season you can also take a steam train along the bay, we did that 10 years ago, but it wasn't particularly impressive. If you're a birdwatcher, you'll love the Parc du Marquenterre. Not only to feed swans & ducks 😉 The other day someone spotted a stork!

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme water and swans

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme water and swans

Beachclubs and restaurants were still closed:

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme resto de plage

And as a reward after our walk, a beautiful sunset over Le Crotoy:

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme sunset over Le Crotoy

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme sunset over Le Crotoy

JOELIX.com | la Baie de Somme sunset over Le Crotoy

How was your weekend?

6 thoughts on “la Baie de Somme

    1. Ohhh you were here? I hope you had a great time walking around, it's the best thing you can do in Paris, right?! Wish I had known so we could have met, but I'll be in London in a few months, so maybe we'll see each other then. xx

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