Looking for somewhere to travel in 2019 with that military twist?

Date: Friday April 12, 2019 at 10:42am

Somme – France

Somme is well known for the numerous battles that took place during World War 1, one of the most famous battles is the Battle of the Somme.

Where could you visit in Somme?

  • Champ de Bataille de Crecy – Battle of Crecy

Somme has a museum dedicated to the Battle of Crecy (1346), the battle was an English victory during the Edwardian phase, the English Army was led by Edward III. Part of the museum is all about the archaeological discoveries, they help us picture life in the Middle Ages by displaying all findings.

  • Cathedrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens

The cathedral overlooks the River Somme in Amiens, it is the tallest complete cathedral in France. The South door of the cathedral has 11 memorial tablets to commemorate those that passed away during World War 1, mainly in the Battle of the Somme.

  • Somme Battlefields

You can visit the Somme Battlefields, they have a Remembrance Trail from Albert to Péronne. It follows the traces of soldiers, remains of the trenches, cemeteries and memorials. There are also a handful of museums for you to visit, such as The Somme 1916 Museum which is situated in an underground passage underneath the centre of Albert!

   

Hotels & Restaurants:

  • Ibis Albert Hotel Restaurant

The hotel is situated on the north-east outskirts of Albert with easy access to the 1916 Somme Battlefields. https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6234-ibis-albert/index.shtml

  • Le Tommy

Café is located in Pozières, the south of Albert. It is also a museum with 1914 – 1918 artefacts and a replica trench is available to visit.

  • Le Presbytère

This B&B is located in a quiet village on the Somme River http://www.aupresbytere.fr/

  • Butterworth Farm

This farmhouse named after a missing British soldier is based in the heart of the battlefields of the Great War. https://butterworth-cottage.com/

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