The Basilica is a colourful treasure, standing tall over Albert in the 'Pays des Coquelicots' (Land of the Poppies). It is a surprising mix of Byzantine, medieval Spanish and Italian Renaissance. After your tour, you can climb to the top of the bell tower and enjoy a magical view of the town and the
This attractive sailors' district is great for a walk. Crossed by two little parallel streets, it extends as far as the Sailors' Wayside cross with wonderful views over the Baie de Somme. Nicely decked with flowers, the (late 18th century) houses are painted in bright colours - an age-old tradition
You'll like : 14th century belfry, one of the oldest in northern France, symbolising the liberties gained by the town since 1202. Joan of Arc stayed briefly in Lucheux (during her detention) and, in 1464, Louis XI is believed to have created the French postal service here.