The Basilica is a colourful treasure, standing tall over Albert in the 'Pays des Coquelicots' (Land of the Poppies). It is a surprising mix of Byzantine, medieval Spanish and Italian Renaissance. After your tour, you can climb to the top of the bell tower and enjoy a magical view of the town and the
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.
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.
On the first floor of the Town Hall at Doullens, the 'Salle du Commandement Unique' is an historic room in which, on 26th March 1918, command of the Allied armies was entrusted to a single man: Foch. He assumed the honorary title of 'Maréchal' and led the Allied forces to Victory on 11th November 19
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.