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RemembranceCircuitThe Great War

The Remembrance Trail

  • 92km long
  • 8remembrance sites
  • 200 thousand visitors a year

The Somme, a truly international site

20 nationalities 

The Somme was greatly affected by WWI fighting with the invasion in August 1914 and the "Race to the Sea" in September, the Battle of the Somme from July to November 1916 and the Battle of Picardy from March to September 1918.

Unlike the Franco-German duel in Verdun, it became a global war in 1916, involving three million soldiers of about 20 nationalities fighting on a front 45 kilometres long.

Exploring the battlefields with Julia

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The Remembrance Circuit 

from Albert to Péronne 

The Remembrance Circuit is a blazed trail from Péronne to Albert. It follows the traces of the soldiers, featuring vestiges of fighting, cemeteries and memorials to commemorate WWI soldiers.

It is peppered with poppies, the flower symbolising sacrifice and remembrance of soldiers who perished in the war.

You can do the circuit by car, bike, on foot, aeroplane, alone or with a guide. There are all sorts of possibilities to explore and gain insight into this page of international history.

Somme 14-18, Little tales of the Great War:

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Travel along the Remembrance Circuit to meet the men and women who lived through the Great War in the Somme.

www.somme14-18.com

Sites to be visited include the Newfoundland Memorial in Beaumont-Hamel and its network of admirably well-preserved trenches.
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Let's talk ToVéronique Bon

Director of the Tourist Information Office in the land of poppies

"Over 750 buses of schoolchildren, adults, seniors, and foreign visitors have had guides from the Tourist Information Office during the first two centenary years. 2016 is set to be every bit as busy! Our guides really bring the history of the Great War alive, providing a warm welcome, plenty of anecdotes and all the details the visitors are specifically interested in!"