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.
This memorial, managed today by the 'Souvenir Français', is THE place of Remembrance for French troops who fought in the Battle of the Somme. Surrounding it is the largest French war cemetery in the Somme.
The battlefield at the Newfoundland memorial gives you a moving and realistic idea of what the fighting must have been like. Three bronze plaques fixed to the base of the mound comprise the national Newfoundland memorial to the missing.
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
Replica of a tower near Belfast, in the training camp of the 36th Division which, on 1st July 1916, was caught between Germany fire and British shelling. It is the Irish memorial for the Battle of the Somme.
This is one of France's smallest nature reserves but with great biodiversity! Peat digging (for fuel) in the 18th and 19th centuries created the landscape which we see today: little lakes in the place of meadows. There's a footpath, so it's easy to walk round.
It is THE treasure of Amiens and a UNESCO World Heritage site - not to be missed! This impressive feat of (contemporary) technology was built between 1220 and 1288. It is one of the largest Gothic buildings ever constructed in the world. Notre-Dame de Paris could fit twice inside it (!)
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
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!