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.
Listed as an historical monument in 1840, this remarkable example of 15th century military architecture is a powerful fortress with enormous round towers, machicolations and 'chemin de ronde' (high level path round battlements). Take a guided tour of this stronghold, converted in the 18th century in
The Château of Vauchelles was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, listed as an historical monument due to its outstanding architecture. Part of the estate can be rented for weddings, receptions, seminars...
The "folly" of a viscount in love with Madame Adélaïde; he had this marvellous 18th century château built to please his lady. The pink bricks and white stone, the unusual setting on the banks of the Somme, the elegance, Mansard roof and terraced greenhouses all serve to make this château a truly out
Exposition - Parc du Château de Tailly-l'Arbre-à-mouches
This exhibition, housed in the outbuildings, covers the period of Maréchal Leclerc's occupancy and the liberation of France in 1944.
The 18th century château has three high roofs covered in distinctive slates.
In 853, Charles Le Chauve had manors built to protect the region from Norman invaders - the first Château of Querrieu was among them. It was destroyed, rebuilt and altered over the centuries. In 1916 it housed the British General Staff during the visit of King George V.