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The Baie de Somme, or Bay of Somme, is an expanse of open water on the Picardie coast. It is the point where the River Somme reaches the English Channel. It is a prime spot in France for bird watching as it is home to many species of migrating birds. The Bay’s open vistas and constantly shifting landscapes make for the perfect setting for enthusiasts to catch sight.
The River Somme was perhaps made most famous by the battles that took place in 1916, when the fierce battle that were fought became turning points in the First World War. The Somme was also integral in the campaign that led up to Agincourt during the Hundred Years War. The town of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, which is in the Bay of Somme, was where William the Conqueror gathered his forces before invading Britain in the Norman Conquest.