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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.

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                                                                                          Recent Reviews

                                                                                          Fantastic!

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          Well, what can I say? If your looking for home from home then this place is the one. Absolutely spotless, everything in the apartment you could ever want and more. Virtually new everything. We were looking for somewhere as a base for some exploring, but with the facility to have some outdoor space should we not fancy going out in the evening. We also wanted a town with a typical French feel to use as a base to do some exploring.This ticked all boxes. Mme Lines found my partner and I outside the flat, struggling to get a signal to check email to get the address, which was pure flook, we had no idea of the address, didnt make a note of it , just very lucky she was keeping an eye out for us! Anyways the flat! Perfect spot! Small supermarket directly opposite, larger supermarket 2 mins walk, bakers virtually on doorstep. Just far enough out of town centre for noise not to be an issue. The roof terrace is a fantastic plus, with views over a typical French village skyline. We used the BBQ, ate breakfast outside, chilled in the evening with a bottle of red/white/whatever when we didnt fancy walking into the town. Heavenly!!! However, this wouldn't suit everyone......the apartment is on the third floor up a spiral staircase, fine for the majority, could be a problem for those with mobility problems, but this is the only negative I can think of, just something to be aware of. All in all, fantastic, we could go back tomorrow. Merci Mme Lines.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                          Lovely little house

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          This little house is ideal for a couple. It is well equipped, comfortable and spotlessly clean. As mentioned in a previous review, the stairs are a bit steep and narrow, but these are manageable (unless you are infirm). The owner was very helpful and welcoming. Parking was easy - we managed to get a parking spot right outside the house. In terms of location, the house was perfect - just a short walk from the centre of Amiens and to the pretty St-Leu Quarter of Amiens (an area with very pretty houses, canals, bridges and plenty of restaurants). We would definitely recommend this holiday property.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 04-May-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                                                          Excellent location for an enjoyable stay.

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          A beautiful bright apartment in an ideal situation for the town and commerces. Well appointed and comfortable. Hoper to come again in 2017.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Apr 2016