Hauts de France

Picardie former administrative region

Picardie is located in north-west France, and is now part of Hauts de Seine – Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, one of the 13 new regions created in January 2016

Nord-Pas-de-Calais former administrative region

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is located in northern France and is part of the Hauts de France, one of the 13 new regions created by the territorial reform of 2016

Baie de Somme – Picardie Region

The Baie de Somme, an exceptional natural reserve and Grand Site de France located in western France, and ranked among the most beautiful bays in the world

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme – Baie de Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, a walled city perched on the cliffs overlooking the mouth of the Canal Maritime de la Somme and an thriving sea and river port

Crécy-en-Ponthieu – Monuments – Somme

Two memorials were erected in Crécy-en-Ponthieu in order to pay tribute to the thousands of French men who died at the Battle of Crécy on August 26, 1346

Cross of Bohemia – Crecy-en-Ponthieu

The Cross of Bohemia, a memorial to John I of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, who died at the Battle of Crecy in 1346 while fighting along the king of France

Battle of Crecy – Hundred Years War

Battle of Crecy, one of the most important military defeats in French history, took place on August 26, 1346 and marked the start of the Hundred Years War

Abbaye de Valloires – Somme – Picardie

The Abbaye de Valloires was founded in 1137 by the Count of Ponthieu and bought in 1922 by a charity which turned it into a home for youth and the elderly

Nolette Chinese Cemetery – Noyelles-sur-Mer

Nolette Chinese Cemetery in Noyelles-sur-Mer contains the graves of 841 Chinese workers employed as labour force by the British authorities during WWI.

Rue – Medieval town – Somme – Picardie

The medieval Rue by the Bay of Somme, a former pilgrimage known for its Miraculous Crucifix, is today renown for its belfry listed on UNESCO World Heritage

Napoleon statue – Bataille de Craonne 1814

The Aisne Tourist Board commissioned the creation of Napoleon statue to commemorate the Battle of Craonne, which took place on March 7, 1814

Traveling to the WWI Battlefields from the UK

Traveling to the WWI Battlefields from the UK by means of sea and land is very easy as the area is served by regular ferry crossings and rail-road networks

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Picardie former administrative region

Picardie is located in north-west France, and is now part of Hauts de Seine - Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, one of the 13 new regions created in January 2016

Nord-Pas-de-Calais former administrative region

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is located in northern France and is part of the Hauts de France, one of the 13 new regions created by the territorial reform of 2016

Baie de Somme – Picardie Region

The Baie de Somme, an exceptional natural reserve and Grand Site de France located in western France, and ranked among the most beautiful bays in the world

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme – Baie de Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, a walled city perched on the cliffs overlooking the mouth of the Canal Maritime de la Somme and an thriving sea and river port

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