Hauts de France
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 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
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
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, 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
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 in Noyelles-sur-Mer contains the graves of 841 Chinese workers employed as labour force by the British authorities during WWI.
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
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 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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