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Baie Des Phoques

St Valery is about 75 miles from the port of Calais and is easily reached by the A16 motorway.
It is a small seaside town and is named The Bay of Seals. (Baie des Phoques) It is a typically French town and has strong links with Joan of Arc who was imprisoned here in the 15th century. There are many wonderful restaurants specialising in seafood.
There is a market here on Sunday selling everything from clothes to vegetables and pots and pans.
It is an idyllic place to spend a weekend.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet Seaside Town
  • Cons:Too busy in the Summer season
  • In a nutshell:Idyllic place for the weekend
  • Last visit to Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 20, 2006
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  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2005 at 2:13 PM

    Our new 'hobby' gives me arm ache!!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2005 at 9:27 PM

    I have great memories of Saint-Valéry, the first time I went to the sea side ! Have you tasted there famous carrots ! There is a special breed called "Saint-Valéry" !

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2004 at 6:32 PM

    I've always been fascinated by Joan of Arc's saga. Thanks for visiting our Cambridge pages. I was just putting up some new photos there.

  • Jun 24, 2004 at 11:10 AM

    Very nice region the Somme, brings back nice memories; mmmm les moules!!Great page!!


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