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Museums and places of interest

Musée Somme 1916 à Albert

ALBERT

In this church you can see 700 years of history, from the Hundred Years War to the recent discovery of an ecclesiastical belfry, accorded by communal charter in 1382.
01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

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Museums and places of interest

Historial de la Grande Guerre à Péronne

PERONNE

The Historial is an internationally recognised museum dedicated to the historical, sociological and ethnological aspects of the First World War. It depicts daily life during the war using accounts from those who lived through it.
01 October 2018 to 31 March 2019

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La Canoterie

SAINT-VALERY-SUR-SOMME

Canoe trips on the river Somme with pitched tents, sea kayaking in the Baie - check out what's on offer from Mary & Family. Short breaks, weekends with friends - this agency specialises in outdoor "nature" holidays. Why not give it a try?
01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Canoeing and kayaking, Pirogue, Nature walk

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Cathedrals, churches and abbeys

Abbaye de Valloires

ARGOULES

The only complete 18th century Cistercian abbey in France. Be sure to visit this gem of Baroque art, an outstanding site, combining monastic simplicity with the world of rococo: the organ case, hanging angels, high altar, drawing rooms with rocaille woodwork will all surprise you.
09 March 2019 to 10 November 2019

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Remembrance sites

Tour d'Ulster

THIEPVAL

Replica of a tower near Belfast, in the training camp of the 36th Division which, on 1st July 1916, was caught between Germany fire and British shelling. It is the Irish memorial for the Battle of the Somme.
01 March 2019 to 30 November 2019

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Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme

SAINT-VALERY-SUR-SOMME

In the early 20th century, this little steam train brought passengers to beaches on the Picardy coast. Today you can take a trip through this lush countryside with its marshes, crops and 'mollières' (salt meadows with little pools) between Le Crotoy, St-Valery- sur-Somme and Cayeux sur Mer. All aboa
06 April 2019 to 29 September 2019

By tourist train

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Castles

Château Fort de Rambures

RAMBURES

Listed as an historical monument in 1840, this remarkable example of 15th century military architecture is a powerful fortress with enormous round towers, machicolations and 'chemin de ronde' (high level path round battlements). Take a guided tour of this stronghold, converted in the 18th century in
11 February 2019 to 31 March 2019

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Cathedrals, churches and abbeys

Tours de la Cathédrale

AMIENS

Be brave - climb the 307 steps to the top of the north tower of Amiens cathedral ... then you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic views over the town and surrounding countryside.
01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Archaeology, cave

Cité souterraine de Naours

NAOURS

The underground 'town' at Naours has lasted for centuries and you can now discover its history and secrets. It is an immense maze of passages dug out of the limestone of the Picardy plateau (33 metres below ground!). This extremely well organised underground refuge is one of the largest in northern
01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

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Remembrance sites

Lochnagar Crater

OVILLERS-LA-BOISSELLE

This spectacular blast hole, 91 metres across and 21 metres deep, is what remains of a series of explosions which took place on 1st July 1916. They marked the beginning of the Battle of the Somme for British troops.
01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019