What do Charlemagne, Joan of Arc, William the Conqueror, Edgar Degas and Charles de Gaulle have in common?
Well, you'll say, these great names in the history of France have all at some time in their lives stayed in the charming little town of saint Valery! It has to be said that it has a lot going for it: between a 15th century flourishing port, famous for its fabrics and herrings, a fishing village with a thousand colours, sweet little cottages, bourgeois brick villas and such poetic little cobbled streets.
So get your walking shoes on and bring the family, like these legendary personalities, to launch your assault on the upper town! With its towers, half timbered houses and corbel arches…., it's a pleasure to stroll along its narrow little streets embellished with flowers. You'll discover buildings loaded with history, at the same time with a light, holiday feeling. You'll taste the "gâteau battu" speciality - brioche made with eggs and flour - one of the best in the region. While you're up there, don't forget the little church built in a checker pattern with flint and limestone, so characteristic of the Picardy coast.
You can visit the town on your own all year round. Or you can visit with our partner guides who will tell you about all the details and tales from history of this medieval town.