French holiday homes for beach breaks in Picardy
In Picardy in northern France you can rent unique cottages near an incredible coastline. The Bay of Somme on the English Channel is one of the most beautiful bays in the world and here you can discover holiday lettings France right by this well-known cove of almost 70 square kilometres! The largest part of the bay is a nature reserve. You can bay a beach vacation in France explore in House Picardie by bike or hiking and swimming every day at a different location.
Beach holiday villas in France for nature lovers
The bay at the mouth of the river Somme include dunes, high and steep banks, swamps and salt marshes near woodland for forest holidays. Watch numerous rare animals, such as seals and seabirds from the shore or perhaps even from your gites in France. The district of Le Hourdel in particular is known for the resident seal colony there – the largest in France. Watch these playful creatures all year round, but the delightful pups are most likely seen in spring. The landscape between the water and mainland villas France also offers a rare and exciting fauna. Admire this natural richness whilst hiking, cycling, on horseback or on boats.
Walking holidays with villas France
On the coast of the Picardy region, you can hike the 26 kilometre route between Ault Cayeux-Sur-Mer and Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. The seaside town of Ault is on the border of Normandy and has the Blue Flag for excellent water quality. Whilst renting gites in France, visit the impressive chalk cliffs, which extend to the mouth of the Seine. North of the village can walk on the Spit to the mouth of the Somme. Cayeux-Sur-Mer also impresses with its villas from the Belle Époque, 400 bathing huts and 28 metre high lighthouse. Sign up for hikes during club Promenade en Baie on a beach holiday and see the Cape Hornu, the floating hunting cabins and the Crotoy region.
Holiday villas in France – climate and cuisine
Although weather can change from season to season at the Bay of Somme, the high quality of seafood is consistent all year round. Enjoy oysters in the heat of summer and a warming Picardy fish stew in the winter months. At low tide on the mudflats, you may catch the Sunday market of St-Valéry-sur-Somme, where you can buy freshly grown and caught produce to serve up a homemade French feast at your holiday lettings France!