2 buildings constructed in 1926 commemorate the Battle of Delville Wood, renamed "Devil's wood" because the fighting was so fierce and South African losses were high. They stand on a large lawn edged with oak trees, grown from acorns brought from South Africa.
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
Catherine welcomes you to her lovely garden (a real picture!). You start in the Land of the Rising Sun with a "zen" entrance planted with bamboo and weeping cherry trees... after which there are 10 hectares of borders, meadows and woods around an 18th century "country château".
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.
You'll like : An oddity. The whole of Picardy is covered with plots commemorating the Great War. For example, this Chinese cemetery in the Baie de Somme where lie buried workers employed by the British behind the lines. Most of them died of Spanish flu after the war.
Unmissable!. 260 hectares of dunes, forests and marshland at heart of an outstanding Nature Reserve, ideal for observing the secret life of migrating birds from special hides. Waymarked trails (1 hour to 3 hours) along which you'll be enraptured by this magical place and the enthusiasm of its guides