43 route de Clairmarais 62500 SAINT-OMER

Discover the heritage of Saint-Omer between town and marshes

The unusual visits of Saint-Omer – Discovering the heritage of the marshes and the suburbs


Every first Sunday morning of the month, from June to September, the Makers of Boats and the Saint-Omer Country of Art and History service offer you a unique visit, combining discovery of the marsh and the suburbs of the old town.

The course of this visit

Departing from the Quai des Faiseurs de Bateaux, embark on a bacôve in the company of an enthusiast who will introduce you to this incredible natural environment that is the audomarois marsh...

You will cross the cultivated marsh, the inhabited marsh, the wild marsh... You will discover the fauna, the flora and the history of this environment shaped by man.

This one-hour trip along the water will take you to the lock of the historic Neufossé canal. From there, you will disembark to continue with a rewarding walk.

Indeed, a guide-lecturer will take you through the Haut-Pont and Lyzel suburbs while telling you the story of these two picturesque places in Saint-Omer.

The return takes place at the craftsmen's workshop.

Depending on the number of participants, groups can be formed, one starting with the walk and the other with the walk along the water and vice versa.

Every first Sunday of the month, from June to September. 

Duration of the visit: 2h

Price: 12€/adult – 10€/child.

Reservation essential at – Limited places!

]Photo credit: Upper illustration: Carl Peterolff Lower illustration: Philippe Hudelle 
Photo credit:
Top illustration: Carl Peterolff
Bottom illustration: Philippe Hudelle