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The valley of the Somme had its river and its canal; it now has its cycle route: a cycling route of 160 km from Ham to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, mainly along the river.
This gentle route for pedestrians and cyclists has been developed by the Department with the support of European funds. It is an invitation for the Samarians (people who live in the Somme department) and the visitors to discover along the water all the tourist, natural and cultural riches of the Somme Valley.
Adult size bicycles available !
10 minutes by car from Eaucourt
30 minutes by the cycle lane
Lockhouse rehabilitated by the Departmental Council, gateway to the future Regional Natural Park. Many activities will be proposed to you. Walks, discovery of the marshes, guided tours, nature outings, kayak rental, paddle, ... +339 64 46 87 76.
Hydroelectric power station from April to October.
Visit of the church in July and August from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Visit of the marsh or peat extraction.
Visit of the castle from 1 July to 31 August from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday... Information on +33 7 86 16 77 23.
Long is a paradise for anglers, more than 200 hectares of ponds . You will find the fishing cards at the brasserie Chez François place de la Mairie.
Electric boats rental +33 6 07 63 89 92.
Welcome toA true witness in terms of heritage, culture and tourism in rural areas, the village was founded in the 7th century.
Nestled on the edge of the Somme Valley, it makes the most of the natural elements at its disposal, namely water and wind.
Strolling through the village you will discover the charm of the banks of Somme, the "rouissoirs"(ponds) where our ancestors cultivated flax, the ruins of the feudal castle dating from the 13th century, the church of Sainte Aubin isolated in the middle of the fields and the mill that dominates the valley .
A rich heritage, sometimes mysterious, highlighted by the commune and associations
BAIE DE SOMME
about 30 minutes by car from Eaucourt
1h20 by the cycle path
Ranked among the most beautiful bays in the world, the Bay of Somme is an exceptional natural site.
Cinemascope landscapes, an impression of end of the world, cliffs, sand, dunes, pebbles, marshes succeed each other and complement each other to compose an extraordinary landscape, far from the concrete coasts.
Here the sky and the sea merge. Here, they say that the lights change at every moment. The colors also. The Bay of Somme has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for painters and writers: from Degas to Corot, from Jules Verne to Colette...
Thousands of migratory birds have found refuge there. The largest French colony of seals has made it their home.
about 10 minutes by car from Eaucourt
20 minutes by cycle path
If the First World War spared the city, the second was fatal to its beautiful corbelled houses. Greatly destroyed, the commune rebuilt a new face.
about 15 minutes by car from Eaucourt
The village of Saint-Riquier has a magnificent abbey church in flamboyant Gothic style. The façade of this 16th-century building features splendid carved ornamentation.
Right next door, the abbey buildings now house the departmental cultural centre dedicated to contemporary art and live performances.
The village also has a belfry which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In October, Saint-Riquier hosts its famous classical music festival.
about 40 minutes by car from Eaucourt
2h00 by the cycle path
Your getaway will be cultural and festive: the cathedral, a huge stone vessel, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At its feet stand the small houses of the medieval district of Saint-Leu, built by the water. These spicy facades now welcome bars, restaurants, antique shops and artisan shops where it is good to stroll. A journey in the heart of the floating gardens of the hortillonnages is also necessary.