Where to stay around Somme?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 780 holiday lettings near Somme. From 309 houses to 267 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Somme is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Somme?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Somme. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Amiens: 57 holiday homes
  • Saint-Valery-sur-Somme: 460 holiday homes
  • Le Crotoy: 595 holiday homes
  • Albert: 25 holiday homes
  • Abbeville: 161 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Somme! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Somme?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Somme with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Amiens: 57 holiday lettings
  • Saint-Valery-sur-Somme: 460 holiday lettings
  • Le Crotoy: 595 holiday lettings
  • Albert: 25 holiday lettings
  • Abbeville: 161 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Somme?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Somme are:

  • Amiens (QAM-Glisy): 78 self catering accommodations
  • Saint-Quentin (XSJ-Peronne-Saint-Quentin): 56 self catering accommodations
  • Abbeville (XAB): 723 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Somme?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Somme. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ulster Memorial: 77 holiday rentals
  • Villers-Bretonneux Australian Memorial: 82 holiday rentals
  • Le Treport Beach: 725 holiday rentals
  • Belle Dune Golf Club: 1,295 holiday rentals
  • Valloires Abbey: 1,321 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Somme listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Somme, France your home away from home

The delightful area of the Somme in the Picardie region of Northern France includes a host of charming towns, pretty scenery, riverside strolls and some sad reminders of the battles fought here in World War I. The scenic coastline has cliffs, dunes and marshes and is a haven for wildlife. The area of the Somme is ideal as a base from which to explore the area by car or on foot. Most provisions can be found in the small towns and villages which all have a boulangerie and coffee bars which also serve beer, wine and food. The local delicacies are smoked eels and Peronne beer.

Things to Do in Somme, France Outdoor Activities

The Somme Valley is ideal for walking, cycling and fishing along the pretty banks of this scenic river, close to your Somme holiday rental. The area is also ideal for exploring by car around the small villages and ancient farms.

Bird Watching

The Parc Ornithologique de Marquenterre is a nearby bird sanctuary surrounded by beautiful dunes, pine forests and salt marshes which are all ideal habitats for bird-watching.

Explore World War I History

Those interested in tracing family history and the graves dating back to World War 1 will find plenty of history in Picardy at Peronne. The Historial del la Grande Guerre Museum is a good starting point, with many battlefields, cemeteries and memorials in the area.

Places to Visit Near Somme, France

Amiens

Amiens is the capital of the region and boasts an impressive Gothic Cathedral and some fine stone churches. The huge Cathedral was actually built from the profits of a local plant called "woad" which was valuable for its blue dye. The medieval quarter, St-Leu, is a delightful place to wander on foot with many waterside cottages, restaurants and bars.

Maison Jules Verne

The home of novelist Jules Verne can also be visited in Amiens. This is where he wrote many of his finest works between 1882 and 1900. The exhibition includes some early editions of his novels, sci-fi models and maps from which he created his magical voyages.

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

St Valery has a superbly maintained historic district and just to the east of the new town centre are the ruins of the old town walls and the prison, which reputedly once held Joan of Arc. There is an interesting 18th century hospital, the old church of St Martin and some charming architecture to be admired in the local buildings.

Weather in Somme, France

The Somme is a great area to choose for a self-catering holiday rental as it enjoys mild winters and pleasant summers. Average daily highs in the summer reach 71°F (22°C) but it can be showery in all seasons.

Travel to Somme, France

The nearest airport to your Somme holiday rental will be the Paris - Charles de Gaulle (CDG) International Airport which is approximately 70 miles (115km) from Amiens in the Somme.

For those preferring to drive from the UK, take the Channel Tunnel to Calais and follow the A26 to Arras and then the A1 in the direction of Paris. Leave the motorway at Exit 14, Bapaume and head for the Somme.

Activities and attractions in and around Somme

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Somme a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Samara (4.4 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Amiens Golf Club (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Stadium Automobile d'Abbeville (23.4 mi / 37.7 km)
  • Abbeville Golf Club (24.5 mi / 39.4 km)

Exploring the natural features in Somme

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Somme is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hortillonnages Floating Gardens (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Emonville Park (22.1 mi / 35.6 km)