This spectacular blast hole, 91 metres across and 21 metres deep, is what remains of a series of explosions which took place on 1st July 1916. They marked the beginning of the Battle of the Somme for British troops.
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is an enchanting medieval town, a haven of peace and quiet where you can stroll along narrow, cobbled streets winding around the church (with 2 naves!) and leading to a little secret garden. Great historical interest combined with a superb view over the Baie from the ramparts!
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.
Citadel created by King Henri IV who wished to protect the northern frontier of his kingdom after the town had been captured by the Spanish in 1597. The famous story of the "ché mat'cheux d'gueugues" (the walnut eaters in Picardy dialect)…