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The Bird Festival in the Bay of Somme


The Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature aims to highlight the environmental richness and diversity of the natural spaces of the Bay of Somme since its creation in 1991.  

Today "Grand site de France" since 2011 and "Regional Natural Park" since 2020, the Bay of Somme is recognized for its ecological richness and is a high ornithological place where sedentary and migratory birds rub shoulders. 

The Festival de l'Oiseau therefore aims to affirm the territorial identity of the Bay of Somme while defending the values of sustainable development.  

It is an ecological commitment that is transmitted through the events proposed by the Festival, offering festival-goers moments of rejuvenation, emotions and sharing. 

Every spring, the best time for bird watching, the Festival de l'Oiseau offers 9 days of immersion in nature for the whole family. 

Now one of the largest nature festivals in France, the Festival de l'Oiseau offers many fun, artistic and sports activities.  

On the program:

- Exhibitions of photography and animal art,

- Screening of environmental documentaries,

- Setting up activities for children or training for older children, - Many guided nature outings (+ 400 dates), on horseback, on foot, by canoe, canoe, bicycle, etc.

The Domaine du Val and the Festival de l'Oiseau

The Domaine du Val, dear to the values of the Festival de l'Oiseau, therefore wished to make its contribution to the building and offers on this occasion a new activity within the domain.  

You will be able to observe at the clubhouse of the residence an exhibition of the best photos of the last editions of the Festival de l'Oiseau.  

This unofficial exhibition is for the Domaine a new proof of our environmental commitment and will allow you a glimpse of the wonders offered by the natural spaces of the Bay of Somme and that you can observe at the Festival de l'Oiseau. 

Nature outings close to the Domaine

For nature lovers, photographers, amateur ornithologists or seasoned ornithologists: the Festival de l'Oiseau offers two unique activities just a stone's throw from the Domaine du Val! 

Located 2.5km from the ornithological reserve of Grand-Laviers, the residents of the Domaine du Val will have the opportunity to participate in two activities close to our place of residence. 

Two encounters with the birds of the reserve have been planned: one at dawn and one at dusk.  

Birds from the reserve at dawn

This ballad is scheduled for the "Golden Hour". At the time when the sky bathes us in its golden light, you can listen to the song of birds, photograph them and appreciate what nature offers us most beautiful at the first light of day.You will also enjoy the in the company of a guide before the reserve opens to the public, thus promoting the observation of avocets, black-necked grebes and bluethroats with mirrors and the 187 species of birds that shelter the reserve in complete calm. 

Duration: 2h

Distance (walking) : 2km

Adults: 15€

Children under 14 years old not allowed

Equipment: bring good walking shoes and clothing in line with the weather, as well as a good bottle of water! 

Book now on the website of the Festival of Birds and Nature

Birds of the reserve at dusk

The 40 hectares of the Grand-Laviers ornithological reserve will be open to you here to observe birds at the beginning of the night. This time the multitude of birds will gradually transform into silhouettes illuminated by the light of the Moon.You will cross marshes and ponds for a period of 2 hours and for 2km in search of the unique birds present in the Bay of Somme. Accessible to children under 14 years old, this walk is a magnificent adventure to live with your family. 

Book now on the website of the Festival of Birds and Nature

Duration: 2h

Distance (walking) : 2km

Adults: 15€

Children under 14: 5€

Equipment: Hiking shoes are recommended and clothing in line with the weather. Baby in baby carrier accepted and stroller allowed. Remember to bring water.


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Don't forget: Domaine du Val also accepts holiday vouchers as a form of payment!
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