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 underground 'town' at Naours has lasted for centuries and you can now discover its history and secrets. It is an immense maze of passages dug out of the limestone of the Picardy plateau (33 metres below ground!). This extremely well organised underground refuge is one of the largest in northern
Officially opened by Jules Verne in 1889, the municipal Circus was a centre for cultural life in Amiens and a notable forerunner for architecture in the new century (the 20th!), combining stone, glass and iron!
The Historial is an internationally recognised museum dedicated to the historical, sociological and ethnological aspects of the First World War. It depicts daily life during the war using accounts from those who lived through it.
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.
Officially opened on 25th April 1975, the museum occupies the 1st floor of Victoria school at Villers-Bretonneux, completed in 1927 thanks to donations from school children in Victoria, Australia. It tells the story of the Australian Expeditionary Corps during World War I. Well worth a visit.