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 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 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.
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.
135 hectare park laid out in the 19th century. 138,000 trees, from the nearby forest of Crécy, were planted as part of the whole. Lower down, near the lake crossed by the river Maye, ruins have been reconstructed to form an ancient castle.
The Montagne de Frise affords wonderful views of the Somme valley: its lakes, meanders, magical mists. Plus a life-size history lesson, in the footsteps of the soldier-writer, Blaise Cendrars, who was stationed here during the Great War.
The Hâble d’Ault is a unique coastal site, to the south of the Baie de Somme (its big sister), just where the cliffs begin to rise. This old lagoon is protected from the open sea by a narrow and fragile bank of pebbles. It's a first class bird sanctuary and a great place for walks.
Outstanding natural site along the Somme valley (going towards the Baie). A maze of peat marshes and pools (one of the largest in the valley), linked by little footbridges which give the impression that you're walking ion water. Good 3km walk - easy - picnic tables.
At Péronne there are two tables beside Le Cam lake, giving information on the 'Historial de la Grande Guerre' (Remembrance museum) and on this little natural setting, near the museum, in which the great landscape gardener, Gilles Clément, recently laid out the Garden of the Sixth Continent.