The Great War
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.
Somme Battlefields for Peace
Together, let's support the populations for the peace !
Anzac Day 2023
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
The Remembrance Trail
Over 20 different nationalities in this world within a world
The memorials, symbolic of an international war
Built with 10 million bricks, the Thiepval Memorial...
Museums tell tales of the Great War
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100 years old history, profound emotion, prevailing peace
The landscape tells its story
Trenches, mine craters, destroyed vegetation, villages razed to the ground...
In the Diggers' footsteps
While fighting in the Somme, the former gold-diggers from Down Under were nicknamed the Diggers.
Behind the lines
Life behind the lines reveals how soldiers occupied themselves
The French army on the Somme front
Say “Good-bye to All That” in Frise!
So many men are buried in military cemeteries in the Somme
The Somme Battlefields’ Partner network is here to welcome you
120 enthusiasts provide visitors with a warm welcome throughout the year.
The bright red hue paid silent tribute to the blood shed by dying soldiers on the battlefield.
Historial de la Grande Guerre - Péronne