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The Great War

The Somme Battlefields on the Western Front

The Somme still bears the scars of the Great War: trenches, mine holes, annihilated villages remind us of the painful events that took place here over 100 years ago.

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Somme Battlefields for Peace

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

The Remembrance Cycle Route: 90km to discover the memorial sites of the First World War...

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

139 World Heritage sites, 96 in France and 11 in the Somme.

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

140 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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Anzac Day 2024

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


Battlefields for Peace


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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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Anzac Day

Ceremony in France

April 25

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