This is one of the loveliest and most fascinating bays in the world. The Baie de Somme extends over 70 sq.km. from Le Marquenterre headland to Cayeux-sur-Mer. With its superb landscapes, fragile and protected, and entrancing light it has been a 'Grand Site de France' since 2011.
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
Not far from Amiens (just 10km to the north), the Cueillette de Saint-Gratien (pick your own farm) will delight all those who don't have a garden. Fill up with fruits and garden vegetables. Take one of the wheelbarrows supplied and pick your own - strawberries, apples, radishes, lettuce, beans ...
Waiting to be discovered : An arboretum of 20 hectares, created in the 19th century. A surprisingly wide range of trees; the air is full of their fragrance. Children will love the llamas which they can stroke and take for a walk.
19th century farm buildings at centre of the village. This is the place to find out about flower growing: annuals, geraniums, chrysanthemums, perennials... Enjoy a tea-time treat based on flowers: marigold petal cake, nasturtium fritters, geranium flavoured madeleines!
This memorial commemorates the part the Australian Corps played in the decisive battle of 4th July 1918. General Monash, an Australian, led Australian and American troops to victory in just 93 minutes! On-site you can see a reconstructed example of a German trench.
Mémorial National Australien de Villers-Bretonneux
This imposing memorial, standing behind a vast cemetery, pays tribute to the Australian soldiers who were killed during the Great War. It was at Villers-Bretonneux that they definitively halted the German offensive in April 1918. Every year, on 25th April, Anzac Day is celebrated here.