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The Somme Battlefields on the Western Front


The Somme will ever remained scarred by war. The remains of trenches, shellholes and the many cemeteries and memorials are a constant reminder of the pain that was suffered here 100 years ago.

The Remembrance Trail, a circuit linking Albert and Péronne, two symbolic towns of the Great War, enables visitors to discover the main sites of remembrance on the Western Front in the Somme.

2018 has been an exceptional year of remembrance, where thousands of visitors came to the area in commemoration of the final battles of the Great War and the Armistice, signed on 11th November 1918.

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Somme Battlefields for Peace

Together, let's support the populations for the peace !

All the information you need to assist the Anzac Day ceremony this year at Villers-Bretonneux...

Learn more about what happened in the Somme during these years of conflict

Over 20 different nationalities in this world within a world

Built with 10 million bricks, the Thiepval Memorial...

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100 years old history, profound emotion, prevailing peace

Trenches, mine craters, destroyed vegetation, villages razed to the ground...

While fighting in the Somme, the former gold-diggers from Down Under were nicknamed the Diggers.

Life behind the lines reveals how soldiers occupied themselves

Say “Good-bye to All That” in Frise!

So many men are buried in military cemeteries in the Somme

120 enthusiasts provide visitors with a warm welcome throughout the year.


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Poppy fragrance

The bright red hue paid silent tribute to the blood shed by dying soldiers on the battlefield.

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Flight in a gyroplane


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Memorial to the Missing


72 000 soldiers' names

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Historial de la Grande Guerre - Péronne


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...

Remembrance Trail


2014-2018 : centenary of the Great War

Commemorations, exhibitions, events

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