Unveiling Ault: An Enchanting Journey through Belle Époque’s Majestic Cliffs, Marshes, and Villas

Welcome to Ault, a charming town located by the sea, where the majestic cliffs, preserved marshes and sumptuous Belle Époque villas take you on a journey through time. Explore with us these treasures steeped in history and beauty, witnesses of a bygone era but still just as fascinating.

The majestic cliffs of Ault

Between the tumultuous waters of the English Channel and the vast sky, the small commune of Ault reveals a spectacular panorama. Its impressive chalk cliffs, true sentinels of the coast, rise proudly above a pebble beach. Strolling along these natural walls offers you a striking spectacle, especially on stormy days when the waves violently hit the wall. Don’t miss out on walking the trails overlooking the sea, offering breathtaking views of this wild and indomitable coast.

The Onival marshes: another world

Heading towards the north of the town, you will discover the Onival marshes, a fascinating wetland separated from the sea by a pebble dike. This marshy expanse, also called Hâble d’Ault, is a true haven of peace for nature lovers. You will find :

  • Grassy meadows where cows and sheep graze peacefully.
  • Ponds where “hut hunting” is practiced for ducks and other waterfowl.
  • An exceptional ornithological wealth, to be discovered along a 5 km path along the coast.

Don’t miss the visit to the House of the Bay of Somme and the Bird, a regional interpretation center which will immerse you even more deeply in the local fauna and flora.

The Belle Époque villas of Bois de Cise

Finally, end your trip with the Bois de Cise, south of Ault. This enchanting forest which extends to the sea is home to Belle Époque villas, built at the end of the 19th century.e century. These elegant residences bear witness to the era when the place was a popular seaside resort, attracting vacationers seeking tranquility and natural beauty. Shaded paths and walking paths invite you to stroll and admire these historic buildings nestled between trees and cliffs, offering a charming contrast with the surrounding natural setting.

Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover or simply in search of breathtaking landscapes, the small town ofAult is a destination that will awaken your curiosity and nourish your spirit of adventure and memorable discoveries.