Unmissable!. 260 hectares of dunes, forests and marshland at heart of an outstanding Nature Reserve, ideal for observing the secret life of migrating birds from special hides. Waymarked trails (1 hour to 3 hours) along which you'll be enraptured by this magical place and the enthusiasm of its guides
Gothic style abbey church built in the early 16th century, now a listed historical monument. It houses many treasures, including relics, tombstones and a 19th century altar, the work of the Duthoit brothers.
This truly imposing memorial, designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, bears the names of the more than 72,000 British and South African soldiers who have no known grave. In front of the memorial is a cemetery where 300 French soldiers and 300 Commonwealth soldiers are buried.
If you want to sample one of the best 'gâteaux battus' (traditional local brioche) in the Somme, then come along to the Boulangerie de Francis (Fréville). He uses his grandfather's recipe - it's a family affair. And Francis' little secret? Using only natural ingredients.
Saint Vulfran collegiate church is a masterpiece of Picardy flamboyant Gothic architecture. Its remarkable façade flanked by 2 towers (with look-out posts) and its nave (in wood like the hull of a ship) remind us that Abbeville was a major sea port in the Middle Ages. Don't miss the altarpieces, ove
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.
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
This seaside resort expanded significantly with the opening of the railway to Paris in the early 20th century. The seafront villas and neighbouring streets became a 'Secteur Sauvegardé' (conservation area) in 1986. They are remarkable examples of Art Nouveau. Well worth a visit!