Listed as an historical monument in 1840, this remarkable example of 15th century military architecture is a powerful fortress with enormous round towers, machicolations and 'chemin de ronde' (high level path round battlements). Take a guided tour of this stronghold, converted in the 18th century in
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
Gothic style abbey church built in the early 16th century, now a listed historical monument. It houses many treasures, including relics, tombstones and a 19th century altar, the work of the Duthoit brothers.
Saint Vulfran collegiate church is a masterpiece of Picardy flamboyant Gothic architecture. Its remarkable façade flanked by 2 towers (with look-out posts) and its nave (in wood like the hull of a ship) remind us that Abbeville was a major sea port in the Middle Ages. Don't miss the altarpieces, ove
Musée des Frères Caudron, pionniers de l'aviation en Picardie
This museum was inspired by two great men who became pioneers of aviation in Picardy, the CAUDRON brothers. Its collection includes some of the brothers' personal belongings and several scale models of aeroplanes.
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 from those who lived through it.
French style delicatessen in a little shopping street in St-Valery-sur-Somme, close to the harbour. This attractive little shop specialises in local products and produce from the sea. You can even find fresh herbs from the bay (glasswort) and sardines, of course.
Anne likes a challenge - in this case growing saffron ... in Picardy (!) This lovely mauve flower appears overnight and only lasts 24 hours. An unusual visit during which you can discover the 'red treasure' of the Baie de Somme ... and tasty too: saffron cordial, saffron biscuits ...