The Remembrance Trail
- 92km long
- 8remembrance sites
- 200 thousand visitors a year
The Somme, a truly international site
The Somme was greatly affected by WWI fighting with the invasion in August 1914 and the "Race to the Sea" in September, the Battle of the Somme from July to November 1916 and the Battle of Picardy from March to September 1918.
Unlike the Franco-German duel in Verdun, it became a global war in 1916, involving three million soldiers of about 20 nationalities fighting on a front 45 kilometres long.
The Remembrance Circuit
from Albert to Péronne
The Remembrance Circuit is a blazed trail from Péronne to Albert. It follows the traces of the soldiers, featuring vestiges of fighting, cemeteries and memorials to commemorate WWI soldiers.
It is peppered with poppies, the flower symbolising sacrifice and remembrance of soldiers who perished in the war.
You can do the circuit by car, bike, on foot, aeroplane, alone or with a guide. There are all sorts of possibilities to explore and gain insight into this page of international history.
Somme 14-18, Little tales of the Great War:
Travel along the Remembrance Circuit to meet the men and women who lived through the Great War in the Somme.