The main focus of Picardie is the ocean, due to its geographical positioning, as it opens out to the English Channel through the Bay of Somme. This region is rich in cultural treasures thanks to its history, gastronomy and natural heritage. It is the original birthplace of Gothic art, and the Amiens cathedral is a fine example of Gothic style. In terms of activities, sailing is an important part of the region. Rendez vous at the Baie de Somme, at any time of the year, to watch the sailing regattas.