Self-Drive WW1 battlefields discovery from an Amiens hotel

Within an easy drive of all the major Somme battlefield sites and being a large town with all the amenities, Amiens is the perfect base for visiting the WW1 battlefields.

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Amiens is the ideal place to base yourselves for the true WW1 discovery experience if you are wanting to stay in a bigger town. Full of restaurants, cafés etc, you will have lots of options for evening outings and enjoying great French fare after a busy day of exploring.
In this region, you won’t find a single path or village without a memorial, cemetery or museum, retracing the history of the allied troops. There are no fewer than 410 British sites open to visitors in the Somme. Amiens is only 30 minutes’ drive to many WW1 sites, and 10 minutes’ drive to the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Brettoneux.
There are so many reasons to stay and enjoy Amiens itself - The Gothic cathedral is the largest in Europe and a listed UNESCO world heritage site, the Quai Saint Leu district with its bustling restaurants on the banks of the canals, Les Hortillonnages floating gardens and lots of antique shops.... Pop in to the Halles du Beffroi shopping centre to taste delicious regional produce : tuiles en chocolat, gâteau battu (traditional cake), macaroons, a great range of local cheeses...a superb line-up that’s bound to delight everybody’s taste buds!

Come the evening you’ll be staying in the charming 3 star Hôtel le Prieuré, located opposite Amiens Cathedral. Mathilde and Gweltaz, your hosts, look forward to giving you a warm welcome and ensuring you have a great time.

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When visiting the World War One battlefields, memorials and sights, these are the absolute unmissables for you to complete the experience.
Beaumont Hamel
The Australian War Memorial
Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme
We have hand-picked a selection of restaurants close by that we think are really great.
Chez Lafleur
La Coupole
The Marott Street
When visiting the World War One battlefields, memorials and sights, there are some sights that will really help you put it all in perspective – here are our choices.
Historial de la Grande Guerre (Museum of the Great War)
Le Musée Somme 1916
Maison de la Somme

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