Description: Chemin de fer de la Baie de Somme is a pleasant antique steam train that follows a horseshoe route of about an hour around the Baie de la Somme, between St Valery-sur-Somme and Cayeux-sur-Mer. This is a fantastic route if you enjoy wildlife.

Location: Travelling from the A16 junction 23 via the D40 and D940 to Le Crotoy. Follow the signs for the station.

General Info: The full return journey from Le Crotoy to Cayeux is €14.50* adults, €10.70* children aged 4-18. Train runs every day in July/August. At other times check website.


Our recommendations: There are a few evenings in peak season when it is possible to have an evening meal on board – book well ahead. To the north of Le Crotoy, the Parc Ornothologique du Marquenterre is worth a visit for bird lovers. The Bird Centre is a good introduction to ornithology before observing the huge variety of birds in the Parc Ornithologique. In the summer months birds of prey displays take place.

For the children: We find that our children usually enjoy the first half hour or so of a train ride. After that they get a bit restless. So try to plan your journey so you can stop half way for a picnic, but be careful not to miss train connections.

* please note that price are subject to chance, so check the providers’ website for latest details


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to Nord Pas de Calais: