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Somme - Visitors Information

These pages are for those planning a trip to the Somme battlefields and are looking for somewhere to stay, and details of places to eat and drink, plus museums in the area.

Albert Picardie Airport

The Albert Picardie Airport opened properly in 2008. For further details see:

bulletAlbert Picardie Airport - Official Site

Local Accommodation

The Somme area abounds with Bed & Breakfasts ('Chambre d'hote') and small, often family run hotels - plus a number of Gites (holiday houses to rent). Some recommended ones include:

bulletBernafay Wood B&B, Montauban-de-Picardie
bulletCamping Bellevue, Authuille
bulletChavasse Farm - Battlefield Gite, Hardecourt-aux-Bois
bulletHotel de la Basilique, Albert
bulletHotel Best Western Royal Picardie, Albert
bulletHotel Best Western Saint Claude, Peronne
bulletLes Alouettes B&B, Hardecourt-aux-Bois 
bulletLes Galets B&B, Auchonvillers
bulletLe Sars B&B

Local Museums

There are a number of good museums in the Somme area, and often it is worth making a trip to one of them before you start touring the area. The main ones are listed here:

bulletDelville Wood Museum
bulletHistorial de la Grande Guerre, Peronne
bulletMusee des Abris, Albert
bulletNewfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel
bulletThiepval Visitors Centre



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