Accommodation on and around the Somme Battlefields

View across the landscape of the Somme at Le Hamel.

The battlefields of the Somme in northern France are in a rural location. They are, nevertheless, within an easy 40 minute drive of the cities of Arras in the north or Amiens in the south. Both of these cities offer a good number of hotels to suit all budgets, together with the types of restaurants and shops that one would expect to find in a French city.

View of Chipilly village and one of the many lakes on the Somme River.
View of Chipilly village on the Somme River.

For visitors wanting to stay in close proximity to the Somme battlefields, to enjoy the tranquility of the rolling countryside and the convenience of staying close to the battlefield sites, there are a number of bed & breakfast and self-catering lodgings, hotels and campsites available in the area.

The local towns of Albert and Bapaume, famous names to those familiar with the Battles of the Somme, offer a limited number of hotels, restaurants and shops.

The River Somme in this area is a well-known country weekend destination for French people, with holiday cottages located along the river's edge. The marshy areas and lakes on the river, known as Marais, are popular with fishermen and are a haven for riverside wildlife. There are a number of campsites in this region, many of which are situated close to the River Somme.

Listings and Location

Poppies and cornfields at Le Hamel near the River Somme.
Le Hamel near the Somme River.

For our listings and location of accommodation suitable for visiting the Somme battlefields see our pages at:

Bed & Breakfast and Self-catering Accommodation for the Somme

Hotels on or near the Somme Battlefields

Hostel on the Somme Battlefields

Camping on the Somme Battlefields

Related Links

View of the bays of the River Somme at Belvédère de la falaise Sainte Colette.
Belvedere de la falaise Sainte Colette on the Somme River.

A range of accommodation in the Département de la Somme can also be viewed and booked through the following websites:



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Tourist Offices & Websites

Restaurants on the Quai Belu on the River Somme in Amiens.
Amiens restaurants on the Somme River.

See our page with useful information for the various Tourist Offices in the battlefield area and online guides for visitors:

Tourist Offices & Information, Somme & Picardie — Picardy