On the first floor of the Town Hall at Doullens, the 'Salle du Commandement Unique' is an historic room in which, on 26th March 1918, command of the Allied armies was entrusted to a single man: Foch. He assumed the honorary title of 'Maréchal' and led the Allied forces to Victory on 11th November 19
Julian has a great stall in the Halles du Beffroi, market hall loved by Amien's foodies, this master cheesemonger is very keen to promote regional cheeses. Be sure to sample (+ take away) the famous Maroilles or one of his creations: Bray with linseed, Tomme with hay,… your friends will be impressed
The Maison de la Baie de Somme was opened to the public in July 1984. It was built on the site of an old farm, the "ferme du Petit Teratu". Today it is a visitor centre where you can increase your knowledge and understanding of the Baie.
Lidwine and Bruno welcome you to the lovely private garden which they have been lovingly restoring and redesigning since 1987 - pastureland converted into a shady flower park, gorgeous rose garden where you'll love to linger, remarkable French vegetable garden (with perfectly straight lines!). Well
A truly unusual visit during which you can find out about the French national dish (snails), their anatomy, predators, life in snail beds .... and youngsters can watch the puppet show featuring Phil the Snail! Don't miss the shop selling snail saucisson and tapenade (yes, not joking).
At Samara (15 km from Amiens) you can immerse yourself in history, in the footsteps of our ancestors, from the discovery/control of fire to the Gallo-Roman period. 600,000 years of the history of mankind retold in a vibrant, lifelike way. Lots of fun workshops for children. Possible to have lunch on
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.