from our hotel in Le Touquet

Visit the Baie de Somme nature reserve

The Baie de Somme rivals the loveliest bays of Asia and the Americas! Renowned as an exceptional natural site, it teems with surprises and magical places to explore. In addition to the towns near its edges, built in the region style, it is best known for its incredible biodiversity, which awes visitors.

The Baie de Somme is a heavily protected nature reserve. Listed as one of the Grands Sites de France, it is home to 300 species of migratory birds, which are easy to spot in their natural habitat. Cycling and hiking paths offer a natural way to explore this wild space, bathed in the unique light of the Opal Coast.

Guided tours are also available, and promise opportunities to spot many different species of animals. Birds, mammals, and molluscs take refuge in this fragile environment, which you can explore with the help of a dedicated team of guides. The Parc du Marquenterre sanctuary is the main refuge for migratory birds. The sanctuary has walking paths that are perfect for the whole family, so you can observe them year-round, an exciting opportunity to get in touch with nature and enhance your experience in the region.

The Baie de Somme is also home to towns like Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme that will whisk you back in time with their carefully preserved medieval architecture. In this timeless setting, visits to tourist attractions are a fascinating yet relaxing escape.


Staying at our hotel makes exploring the Baie de Somme easy and stress-free.

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Parc du Marquenterre

A haven for birds

At the heart of the Baie de Somme nature reserve lies the 200 hectare Parc du Marquenterre bird sanctuary, a major draw for bird lovers. Thanks to walking paths designed for the whole family, you can easily observe hundreds of species of birds and other animals.