If you are wondering what you should visit in the Somme region, at the 3-star Les Galets de la Mollière campsite we can give you plenty of tips about all the best cultural and natural sights to see during your holiday.
Baie de Somme and the Picardy coast
Near the campsite, your visit can begin on the Picardy coast and especially around Baie de Somme, the Marquenterre dunes and Baie d'Authie. The beauty of the landscapes is only equalled by the wide range of activities on offer on over 70 km of coastline: swimming and relaxing on the vast pebbled or sandy beaches, water sports (sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaks, dugout canoes, “longe-côte” water-hiking, etc.), hiking, horse-riding, cycling on trails through the fields, marshland and forest... There's plenty of exercise in store during your camping holiday in the Somme region! To take a rest, there's nothing better than to enjoy the charming, relaxed lifestyle in the seaside resorts on the Picardy coast, such as Cayeux-sur-Mer, Le Crotoy, Fort-Mahon-Plage, Quend-Plage-les-Pins, Le Tréport and Mers-les-Bains. In the Authie Valley, the Cistercian Valloires Abbey and its garden, designed by the landscaper Gilles Clément, is also well worth a visit.
A day out in Amiens, capital of the Somme
Among the sights you absolutely must see during your camping holiday in the Somme region, Amiens is a fine example of a City of Art and History, where nature, culture and heritage are blended. You can visit Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic art, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Jules Verne's house, and not forgetting the Hortillonnages district, with origins dating from the Gallo-Roman period.
Ideas for unique and original visits for all ages
Near Abbeville, you can visit the Caves of Naours, an unusual site to enjoy with your family during your stay in the campsite. This is a vast underground town dug out of the limestone Picardy plateau, 33 metres underground!
Close by, Samara Park is a theme park that's unique in Europe and devoted to prehistory. On the programme: exhibitions and historic reconstitutions, fun and educational workshops for children, an arboretum and botanical garden, and all on over 30 hectares.
An exceptional historic and cultural heritage
The Somme region has a rich historic and cultural heritage. Among the most remarkable sights and monuments, the Château de Rambures, near the Eu national forest, is one you should definitely see. A jewel of 15th century medieval architecture, it will impress you with its monumental size and vast round towers.
The Somme is also a region of belfries. The Somme department has over ten fine examples, including Saint-Riquier, which is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and is one of the oldest belfries in Hauts-de-France.
A stay in the Somme is also the opportunity to visit the memorial sites. Before visiting the battlefields of the Somme, make sure you see the collections at the Great War Museum in Péronne and the Somme 1916 Museum in the town of Albert.