Tourist Information for the Somme & Picardie, France

View of Somme landscape from Lochnagar Memorial Mine Crater looking towards Fricourt.

Département de la Somme

The battlefields of the Somme are located in the Département de la Somme in the region of Picardie in northern France. The prefecture city of the Département de la Somme is Amiens.

The centre of the city of Amiens.
The centre of the city of Amiens.

The area is rich in cultural history and beautiful landscapes. Visitors can discover three areas within the Department:

Comité du Tourisme de la Somme

View across the Ancre Valley towards Beaumont Hamel.
View across the Ancre Valley towards Beaumont Hamel.

Information on all aspects of visiting the Département de la Somme is available from the official website for the Comité de Tourisme (available in English):

Website: www.visit-somme.com

Conseil Général de la Somme

Website in French for information about the Departmental Assembly for the Department of the Somme. The website includes some tourist information for history relating to the First World War in the tab “Découvrir la Somme”.

There is an office with brochures and information about the Somme next door to the Tourist Office in the Place Notre-Dame at the western façade of Amiens cathedral.

Website: www.somme.fr

Albert Tourist Office

Pays du Coquelicot - Tourist Office of the Poppy Country

9, rue Gambetta

BP 82

80300 Albert

Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 75 16 42

Email: officedetourisme@paysducoquelicot.com

Website: www.paysducoquelicot.com

Amiens Tourist Office

Tourist Office in the Place de Nôtre-Dame next to Amiens Cathedral.
Tourist Office next to Amiens Cathedral.

Information & Bookings Office (on the cathedral square to the right of the cathedral main doors):

Office de Tourisme d'Amiens Métropole

40, place Notre-Dame

80000 AMIENS

Amiens Central Tourist Office

This office is 200 metres from the cathedral. Rue Desevel leads off the south-west corner of the Place Notre-Dame at the western doors of the cathedral.

Office de Tourisme d'Amiens

6 bis, Rue Dusevel

BP 11018

80000 AMIENS

Opening Hours for Amiens centre Tourist Offices:

Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 71 60 50

Fax: +33 (0)3 22 71 60 45

Email: ot@amiens-metropole.com

Website:www.amiens-tourisme.com

The annual summer Son et Lumière Light Show at Amiens Cathedral.
Son et Lumiere at Amiens Cathedral.

”Son et Lumière” La Cathédral en Couleurs Light Show

The tourist board is open during the annual summer “Son et Lumière” light show at the cathedral. The light show is on from 15 June to 15 September 2013. It lasts for about 40 minutes.

Special shows from 1 December 2013 to 1 January 2014.

Somme Battlefields' Partner

View from the tower at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial looking across the Picardie landscape towards Amiens.
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.

The Somme Battlefields' Partner is a recently established network created for visitors to the Somme, where local professionals involved in tourism and the history of this battlefield area have come together.

The Somme Battlefields' Partner network offers information to visitors planning a trip to the Somme. It can help visitors to find their way around the area, visit the major 1WW historical sites on their own or with guides, find places to stay and eat, and discover what events are on in the area related to the First World War battles.

The Somme Battlefields' Partner website “Somme Battlefields” offers lots of useful information including online booking for accommodation, news, events, a paper or online brochure, weather forecasts, books and films, list of guides. Visit the website at:

Website: www.somme-battlefields.com

Related Topics

Visiting the Somme Battlefields

Looking across the diameter of Lochnagar Memorial Mine Crater from the south-east to the north-west.
Lochnagar Crater

See our introductory page about visiting the Somme battlefields, with links to our pages about the places to visit and sights to see, such as cemeteries, memorials and preserved battlefield sites:

Visiting the Somme Battlefields

Accommodation on the Somme Battlefields

Accommodation on the Somme Battlefields