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  • 5Motorways
  • 1TGV station
  • 1hour train journey from Paris-Calais

Where is the Somme?

The Somme is one of five departments that makes up the new region called Hauts de France and is located halfway between Lille and Paris, less than two hours away from major European cities such as Paris, Brussels and London.

Lets just say it's the perfect destination for your next weekend break!

It's not far away and easily accessible.

The motorways

  • A1 Paris-Lille: exits Mondidier, Roye, Assevillers, Albert-Bapaume

  • A16 Paris-Calais: exits Amiens-Sud/Dury, Salouel, Amiens-Ouest, Amiens-Nord, Flixecourt, Abbeville-Est, Abbeville-Nord, Rue

  • A26 Calais-Reims

  • A28 Abbeville-Rouen: exits Blangy-Bouttencourt, Oisemont-St Maxent, Behen, Abbeville

  • A29 Reims-Rouen: exits Athies/Ham, Gare TGV Haute Picardie, Villers-Bretonneux, Amiens J.Verne

  • Have you thought about car-sharing? The following website has been especially created to facilitate journeys to and from the Somme Bay. Take a look at

Gare d'Abbeville© Samuel Crampon
Gare d'Albert© Samuel Crampon
Aire de la baie de Somme© Frédéric Léonardi
La Baie composée© La Baie composée

By train

Paris-Lille and Paris-Calais railway lines

Amiens has excellent rail links and it only takes 1 hour to reach Amiens from Paris and 1.5 hrs from Lille. Many of these services continue on to stations in the Somme Valley, Abbeville, Rue and Noyelles-sur-Mer in the Somme Bay.

To explore the First World War sites of remembrance, use the stations of Albert, Corbie and Villers-Bretonneux.

The TGV Haute Picardie railway station is located between Amiens (in the Somme) and Saint-Quentin (in the Aisne). A shuttle bus service is provided to this station from Amiens bus station.

Paris-Amiens: 16 return journeys – average journey time: 1hr 4 mins
Paris-Abbeville: 13 return journeys – average journey time 1hr 45 mins
Paris-Noyelles-sir-Mer: 10 return journeys - average journey time 1hr 50 mins
Paris-Rue: 9 return journeys – average journey time 2hrs


Carte d'accès © Grandnord

By boat and plane

The nearest airports are Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais Tillé.

The nearest ferry ports are at Calais and Dieppe.

For more information about travel and mixed-mode commuting in the Somme Bay, please visit