A meal by the water in the Audomarois marsh

Les Piquinettes, an open-air bar/restaurant by the water and fields in the heart of the Saint-Omer marsh

45 minutes from Calais, Boulogne-sur-mer and Dunkirk, the audomarois marshes spreads over 3700 hectares with its 700 kilometers of canals. This unique setting, recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is one of the top destinations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. It is in this natural space that the last traditional boat makers of Audomarois offer guided tours of the Saint-Omer and Clairmarais marshes, discoveries in the workshop and unusual meals.

Indeed, the craftsmen accompanied by Annie Colin and Loïc Boulier, chef and market gardener in organic farming, offer groups fresh, seasonal and local meals from May to October, on their terrace. These meals, ideally coupled with a visit to the marshes by boat, complement as it should an associative outing, a family event or a business seminar (unusual meeting, team building, etc.)

An open-air restaurant by the water and in the heart of the fields

A simple outdoor meal for groups of 8 to 70 people can be enjoyed on our covered terrace.

The vegetable picnic

Une formule à emporter pour les groupes >20 pers.

The menu includes:

  • Two half-faluches garnished with local produce (and seasonal vegetables from the organic garden)
  • A drink (soft, local craft beer, Saint-Omer beer, organic beer, organic apple juice)
  • Farandole of homemade Flemish waffles
  • A locally roasted coffee (Café Boulet).

The price is 15,5€/person and 10€/child under 13 years old.

The aperitif supplement: local appetizers and regional aperitif (kir-cocktail of red fruits with juniper from Houlle)*: €6/person (€3,5/child with non-alcoholic drink).

Possibility of adapting the menu by "tailor-made" mixes or of enjoying this meal during a guided gustatory stroll along the water. See our gourmet cruise program here.

* Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.

Plated menus

The menu includes:

  • Assiette de volaille du pays aux trois sauces (au choix: Carbonade, forestière, Maroilles) et frites flamandes/ salade composée végétarienne.
  • A drink (soft, local craft beer, Saint-Omer beer, organic beer, organic apple juice)
  • Homemade flemish waffle
  • A locally roasted coffee (Café Boulet).

The price is 19,5€/person and 12€/child under 13 years old.

Le supplément apéritif: amuse-bouches du terroir et apéritif régional (kir-cocktail de fruits rouges au genièvre de Houlle)*: 6,5€/personne (3,5€/enfant avec boisson sans alcool).

* Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.

They loved it!

Our cruises and tours? Our visitors talk about it best!


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


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


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

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