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Guided tours

Visit of the St-Omer – Clairmarais marshes and discovery of the last shipyard

Guided tour of the Audomarois marsh and visit of the naval workshop

Guided tours

Explore the Audomarois marshes by boat with a passionate guide. Back, discover the traditional workshop...
11
50
per person
  • Free for children from 0 to 4 years old
  • 7.50 € for children from 4 to 13 years old
  • 9,50 € for young people / students
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Morning walks

With friends or family, savor our local meals while enjoying the setting and the comments of your guide!
15
per person
  • Free for children from 0 to 4 years old
  • 10 € for children from 4 to 13 years old
  • 12 € for students
Popular

lunch on the water

With friends or family, savor our local meals while enjoying the setting and the comments of your guide!
38
per person
  • 25 € for children from 4 to 13 years old
  • Free for less than 4 years
  • From 6 adults
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Your guides

Remy COLIN

Artisan
Craftsman, grandson of a market gardener, Rémy Colin took over the activity of boat builders in 2009. A true lover of the marshes since his childhood!

Vincent COLLIN

Artisan
Son of market gardeners, Vincent had several professional lives before becoming boat builders and being trained... by his own son!

Valentin HELLEBOIS

Artisan
Passionate about Hauts-de-France and local history, Jérémie has been writing about the region since 2015 (magazines, books, blogs...). Born in the swamp, he always admires his swamp with the eyes of a child.

Jérémie FLANDRIN

Craftsman, grandson of a market gardener, Rémy Colin took over the activity of boat builders in 2009. A true lover of the marshes since his childhood!

Benoit Eeckeman

Artisan
Trained as a wood sculptor, Benoît is passionate about medieval history and the landscapes of the Audomarois marshes.

Loic BOULIER

Market gardening
This Breton who grew up in Paris left the food trade in 2010 to become a market gardener in the marshes. Since then, he has cultivated and shared his passion.

Philippe HUDELLE

Photographer
Philippe, in love with the region, launched his Facebook page in 2013 "Balade en Audomarois et en Pays de Saint-Omer". Crazy about photography, he shares this adventure with us

Maxime FAVIER

Conferral guide
Born in Arques, on the edge of the Clairmarais marshes, Maxime was passionate about the history of the region. A trained tour guide, he joined the team in 2020.

Melanie Dumont

Market gardening
Mélanie, guide lecturer, settled in the suburbs of St Omer and undertook the restoration of a market garden house in 2017. Soon, the marshes no longer had any secrets for her!

Annie COLLIN

Photographer
Daughter of market gardeners and cook, Annie delights our visitors with her regional cuisine and her childhood memories!

Find out more: Boat trip in the Saint-Omer marsh and discovery of the traditional boat manufacturing workshop

The boat makers' workshop quickly became THE place to visit in Saint-Omer to discover the marshes by boat, to rent a boat or a canoe, to discover the history of Saint-Omer and the ancestral manufacture of traditional boats... . Let yourself be guided by enthusiasts who know the place and its history inside out!

The visit of the marsh (1h)

Embark on a traditional bacôve with the Boat Makers for a unique ride in the Audomarois! This 2 meter wide and 9,5 meter long boat is renowned for its reliability and stability, guaranteeing you a pleasant ride in complete safety.

You will discover on the one-hour visit the Lyzel district, the inhabited marsh, the cultivated marsh and the famous closed marsh (polder), the old commercial axes (Drômeweg, Grande Meer, etc.), the old cabbage unloading dock flowers, as well as a superb panorama of the town of Saint-Omer and its bell towers… Seen from the fields! During the one and a half hour walk, you will also have the opportunity to discover the district of the Poor Clares and the suburb of Haut-Pont de Saint-Omer.

The expert guide, boat maker and market gardener's grandson, will explain the history of the marsh, Saint-Omer, market gardeners and cauliflower...

The finest and most complete visit to the Saint-Omer marshes… This review does not come from us but from Trip Advisor and the many visitors who have witnessed this commented walk in the marsh!

Guided tour of the boat makers' workshop

The boat makers also open the doors of their workshop to you to share their manufacturing secrets with you: learn the history of the escute and the bacôve, the materials used, their design... A half-hour visit suitable for all family..

Guided tour of the boat makers' workshop

The boat makers also open the doors of their workshop to you to share their manufacturing secrets with you: learn the history of the escute and the bacôve, the materials used, their design... A half-hour visit suitable for all family..

Unusual visits

Do not miss any of our unusual outings in the Audomarois marsh. Throughout the year, we organize themed walks highlighting our landscapes. These releases include:

  • The morning and photographic walk every last Sunday of the month in the company of photographer Philippe Hudelle.
  • Night or semi-night walks
  • Zen outings with Mélanie Hudelle, sophrologist

An ecotourism destination

We use throughout our cruises in the Swamp an electric motor, which has the advantage of not destroying the banks, of respecting the neighborhood, of enjoying the sounds of nature while allowing you to chat with your guide. In addition, it is 100% ecological… Our marsh was created by man and it is up to man to preserve it!

Your guide, a lover of nature and marshes, will help you discover this UNESCO-certified natural environment along the rivers.

An ecotourism destination

We use throughout our cruises in the Swamp an electric motor, which has the advantage of not destroying the banks, of respecting the neighborhood, of enjoying the sounds of nature while allowing you to chat with your guide. In addition, it is 100% ecological… Our marsh was created by man and it is up to man to preserve it!

Your guide, a lover of nature and marshes, will help you discover this UNESCO-certified natural environment along the rivers.

They loved their visit!

Visits from the Boat Makers? Our visitors talk about it best!

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Walk in the swamp

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Hello, It was a great family discovery among the family of "boat makers". I strongly recommend, Visit the market garden marshes, you will discover a surprising atmosphere very close to nature over the water. Nadine, her grown children and her grandson.
Nadine – October 28, 2021

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Guided tour

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Hello, A wonderful moment, a very warm welcome. An excellent guided walk and the discovery of the last "boat makers" of the marsh. I highly recommend. With family and your pet 🙂 he will be welcome 🙂🙂🙂
Michael – October 18, 2021

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Unusual cruise

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Hello, We enjoyed this time spent with you, very good organization. Pleasant welcome, superb walk in the marsh with a very good guide in love with the Marais who knows how to pass on his passion. Came with Breton friends, they left delighted with the day.
Bertrand – October 30, 2021