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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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    House #621366a
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      Apartment #625010a
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        Excellent! 4.5/5
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        House #1398080a
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          House #1329883a
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            House #1133873a
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              House #1084410a
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                Apartment #939273a
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                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  • 4 BA
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                  House #6428244
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    Apartment #934919a
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      Multiple rentals House #1383244a
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                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                        House #608320a
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                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
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                          House #1113165a
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                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                            House #655004a
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #6658386
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Multiple rentals Apartment #644977a
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                                  Multiple rentals House #644977a
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                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                    House #1491353
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #644977a
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                                        House #1426124a
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          House #8139606
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                                            House #1433792a
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Lodge #679164a
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                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                • 3 BR
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                                                House #1488910
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                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Cottage #731469
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                                                    House #1139759a
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      House #1481520a
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                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        Apartment #1483066a
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                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                          Lodge #584302a
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                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                            Apartment #868516a
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                                                              Apartment #1403193a
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                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                Studio #667623a
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 5 BR
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                                                                  House #1197268a
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                                                                    House #934030a
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                      Apartment #1451984a
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                        House #1412252a
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                                                                          House #1403183a
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            House #868389a
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                                                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                              House #1468657a
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                                                                                Cottage #1486303a
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  House #1893649
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                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                    House #1807846
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                                      Apartment #1446970a
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        House #1506224a
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                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #6249457
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                                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Apartment #654611a
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                                                                                              House #1506640a
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                House #660045a
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                                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (27 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1211507a
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                                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                    • 7 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                    House #1348617a
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      House #1348993a
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautifull cottage. very family frendly .

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      beautiful place , very comfortable and real home away from home. we will definitely recommend this to friends and family.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Comfortable property in an ideal location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very convenient. Nathalie met us on arrival and left some lovely Christmas chocolates. Wood-burner in the lounge was great for the cold weather we've just had. Parking outside (be careful about checking which days are free!). Short walk to all the points of interest in town. Boulangerie and a general store just around the corner.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016