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
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
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.
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
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
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.
B&B is located in a quiet village on the Somme River http://www.aupresbytere.fr/
This farmhouse named after a missing British soldier is based in the
heart of the battlefields of the Great War. https://butterworth-cottage.com/