Let us begin with the mesmerising blue sources which irrigate the dry valleys that hew the plateau, marking the undulations of Crécy Plain. Then there is the trace of the Somme, pouring out slowly towards the sea in large meanders where marshes and peat bogs succeed each other. Amiens, the "Little Venice of the North" and its smaller sister Abbeville display their Gothic pride built on the wealth of the river, which ends up in one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Saint-Riquier's Abbey on the Belfries route, located at the heart of ecosystems conducive to strolling and discovery, recalls its prestigious past while brick and stone stately homes dot the landscape rich in parks and walled gardens, mirroring the bucolic Authie Valley.
Our travel trunk offers a plethora of itineraries between land and sea where great and little stories intersect, far from devoid of legends. Inside the reader-walker will find what he needs to feed his wandering mind. The memories and trails of rich heritage nestled in the heart of green countryside reveal a poetry of pathways. Whether you are on foot or on bicycle, we are at hand to help you plan your route and your stay.
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A16 motorway exit N°22 Abbeville Est (from Calais or the Somme Bay) or exit N°21 Flixecourt (from Paris/Oise/Aisne). D925 (Abbeville - Saint-Riquier - Doullens). In Beaumetz, take rue de la Prairie opposite the church and continue for about 100m until reaching the entrance to Les Mazures on the right.
SNCF railway lines 2 (Amiens-Calais) and 27 (Amiens-Paris), to Amiens (35kms away) and Abbeville (25kms away). Trans'80 bus lines 57 (Amiens station/Beaumetz) and 26 (Abbeville-station/Beaumetz).
Cycle routes and green lanes : Eurovélo 4 (Roscoff-Kiev), Véloroute 30 (Somme valley). From the Somme Valley (Véloroute 30) follow the route of Chés Intailles (PDF 600Ko) then the Circuit des Muches (PDF 750Ko), via Villers sous Ailly/ Surcamps. "Train+vélo" : from Abbeville station take the Traverse du Ponthieu (PDF 1,5Mo) as far as Saint-Riquier then follow the Circuit des Muches (PDF 750Ko) (St-Riquier/Beaumetz). Alternatively stay on the Traverse du Ponthieu as far as Conteville (5kms of Beaumetz) but an off-road bike is recommended.