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Visit Ault: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Ault is a small seaside town near the chalk cliffs of the Opal coast.

Ault is situated in the Somme department and Hauts-de-France region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Ault. For detailed visitor information see the Ault travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Eu at 6 km and Le Treport at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ault, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ault in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Mers-les-Bains

Mers-les-Bains

at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

Attractive seaside town with lots of Belle-Epoque villas...

See Mers-les-Bains guide
Eu

Eu

at 6 km (direction south-south-west), in the Seine-Maritime department

The red-brick castle, built in the 16th century, is the main attraction...

See Eu guide
Le Treport

Le Treport

at 7 km (direction west-south-west), in the Seine-Maritime department

The highlight of a visit to the active port town of Le...

See Le Treport guide
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is one of the nicest towns in the region, especially the...

See Saint-Valery-sur-Somme guide
 
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The Bay of the Somme

The Bay of the Somme

Scenery at 16 km (direction north-east)

The Somme Bay is a large bay with a wide natural habitat...

See The Bay of the Somme guide
Le Crotoy

Le Crotoy

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction north-east)

The long sandy beach is the main attraction in Le Crotoy, and...

See Le Crotoy guide
Abbeville

Abbeville

at 28 km (direction east)

Abbeville makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the Baie de...

See Abbeville guide
Fort-Mahon-Plage

Fort-Mahon-Plage

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

Both the beach itself and the resort of Fort-Mahon-Plage are among the...

See Fort-Mahon-Plage guide
Dieppe

Dieppe

at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Seine-Maritime department

Explore the port area then head to the castle and the Museum...

See Dieppe guide
Saint-Riquier

Saint-Riquier

at 36 km (direction east)

The small Picardy village of Saint-Riquier includes an attractive benedictine abbey church,...

See Saint-Riquier guide
Valloires abbey

Valloires abbey

Abbey at 37 km (direction north-east)

Valloires abbey is an 18th century Cistercian abbey with formal gardens to...

See Valloires abbey guide
Montreuil-sur-Mer

Montreuil-sur-Mer

at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The historic centre of the fortified town of Montreuil is lovely to...

See Montreuil-sur-Mer guide
Le Touquet

Le Touquet

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Upmarket Le Touquet is probably the most popular of the coastal resorts...

See Le Touquet guide
The Jardin des Lianes

The Jardin des Lianes

Garden at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Jardin des Lianes is one of our favourite gardens in this...

See The Jardin des Lianes guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Somme

Map of places to visit near Ault

 
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Markets in and near Ault

  • Mers-les-Bains: market Thursday & Monday (6km)
  • Eu: market Friday (6km)
  • Le Treport: market Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Cayeux-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Criel-sur-Mer: market Thursday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Saint-Valery-sur-Somme: market Sunday (16km)
  • Le Crotoy: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Blangy-sur-Bresle: market Sunday (23km)
  • Rue: market Saturday (24km)
  • Abbeville: market Thursday & Saturday (28km)

Hotels near Ault

More information about Ault, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Ault, France

What to do at Ault? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ault.

Aquarium

  • Estran Cité de la mer (32km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Rue (Belfries of Belgium and France) (25km)
  • Beffroi d'Abbeville (Belfries of Belgium and France) (27km)
  • Beffroi de Saint-Riquier (Belfries of Belgium and France) (36km)
  • Beffroi d'Hesdin (Belfries of Belgium and France) (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Saulve (Montreuil-sur-Mer) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Herbarium des remparts (16km)
  • Parc et roseraie du château de Rambures (23km)
  • Jardin de Miromesnil (37km)
  • Jardins de Valloires (38km)
  • Bois des Moutiers (39km)
  • Parc du château de Digeon (45km)
  • Le jardin des Lianes (48km)
  • Jardins de Bosmelet (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hable-d'Ault (5km)
  • Pointe du Hourdel (15km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Somme (17km)
  • Parc du Marquenterre (20km)
  • Forêt de Crécy (31km)
  • Baie d'Authie (33km)
  • Montagne de Montenoy (48km)
  • Forêt d'Hesdin (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Bagatelle (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Forest-l'Abbaye (29km)
  • Saint-Josse (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ault is in the north of France at 73 kilometres from Amiens, the department capital (general information: Ault is 153 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ault

Canton: Ault

Arrondissement: Abbeville

Department: Somme

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 80460

Distance to Ault

from Amiens (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 153 km

from Calais: 99 km

from Nice: 837 km

from Bordeaux: 605 km

from Strasbourg: 486 km

Getting here

Most visitors take a a cross-channel ferry to a nearby port such as Dieppe or Boulogne or the channel tunnel to Calais. For driving distances to Ault from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allenay, Bethencourt-sur-Mer, Bourseville, Brutelles, Eu, Friaucourt, Le Treport, Meneslies, Mers-les-Bains, Saint-Quentin-la-Motte-Croix-au-Bailly, Tully, Woignarue and Yzengremer.

This page in French: Visiter Ault

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