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Somme, France

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Somme is a department located in the north of France and named after the Somme River. It is part of the Picardie region – yet it is the north central area of the Somme that was the site of a series of battles through the Great War. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area, the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields.

Amiens is the capital of the department and nestles on the Somme basin where the rivers Selle, Avre and the Somme meet – be sure to visit the Somme and its rich and historic capital! Most visitors come to Amiens to visit the largest cathedral in France - Cathedrale de Notre Dame.  A gigantic Gothic structure, it was built from the profits of woad (a plant prized for its blue dye) to house the head of John the Baptist.   Other reasons for coming to Amiens include the picturesque medieval quarter, St-Leu with its canal side cottages, waterside restaurants and bars. 

Amiens is also known for the hortillonnages –these are gardens on small islands along the Somme River, surrounded by a grid network of man-made canals.

Abbeville is located on the Somme River and is a great base for exploring the Picardie coastline’s bird sanctuaries, dunes, forests and marshlands when you rent a holiday home in Somme.  Here you'll find the delightful fishing village of Le Crotoy that bewitched Colette, Jules Verne, & the Duke and Duchess of Windsor among others.

Despite being badly bombed during the Second World War architectural delights still exist in Abbeville including the Eglise Saint-Sepulcre which dates back to the 15th century and the Collegial Saint-Vulfran - a 13th century belfry and perhaps the oldest in France.

Travelling to your Holiday Accommodation in Somme, France

By road: Amiens is served by several motorways: A16 to Calais via Abbeville and Boulogne-sur-mer; A16 to Paris via Beauvais; A29 to Rouen and Le Havre via Neufchâtel-en-Bray; A29 to Reims via Saint-Quentin and Laon. By rail: Amiens has two stations: the Gare d'Amiens (the former Gare du Nord) and the Gare de Saint-Roch (Somme), with connections: to Lille via Arras and Douai;  to Boulogne via Abbeville; to Paris-Nord via Creil or Compiègne; to Reims via Tergnier; to Rouen. The station Gare TGV Haute-Picardie on the TGV line Lille-Paris is reachable by bus from Amiens. By air: Amiens’s nearest international airport for direct UK flights is Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Air France operates flights from the major UK cities into the airport, as does Easyjet. BMIbaby and CityJet also offer services from East Midlands and then Birmingham, Dublin and Edinburgh respectively.

 

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Delightful farmhouse in Dordogne with open country views and private swimming pool

Delightful farmhouse in Dordogne with open country views and private swimming pool

Weekly Rental: GBP 800 to GBP 1300

6 sleeps

4 Bedroom farmhouse in private location with fabulous views and private swimming pool. Extremely private in a delightful

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Apartment in Les Alberts at the Foot of the Vallée de la Clarée, French Alps - Apartment Les Voutes

Apartment in Les Alberts at the Foot of the Vallée de la Clarée, French Alps - Apartment Les Voutes

Weekly Rental: EUR to EUR

4 sleeps

Gorgeous old French farmhouse in the tiny village of Les Alberts at the foot of the Vallée de la Clarée. Separate

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Holiday Cottage With Heated Pool in The Dordogne, Near Grand Brassac - La Bergerie

Holiday Cottage With Heated Pool in The Dordogne, Near Grand Brassac - La Bergerie

Weekly Rental: GBP 250 to GBP 1050

4 sleeps

Charming 17th century cottage with heated pool and a fantastic hilltop location. Ideal base to really relax and enjoy

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Beautiful Holiday Home in Les Sarrazies, Dordogne, 5 Km From Bergerac - Le Chai

Beautiful Holiday Home in Les Sarrazies, Dordogne, 5 Km From Bergerac - Le Chai

Weekly Rental: EUR 390 to EUR 650

4 sleeps

Le Clos du Verger could be called Orchard Farm, with a small herd of goats grazing in the paddocks between the fruit and

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5 Bedroom Holiday Home in Mayenne, Loire Valley - Moulin de la Goupillouse

5 Bedroom Holiday Home in Mayenne, Loire Valley - Moulin de la Goupillouse

Weekly Rental: GBP 360 to GBP 360

10 sleeps

5 Bedroom redundant watermill property with river running through the spacious garden - Mayenne, Loire Valley. There is

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Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Celebrate Christmas in the snow in our gorgeous catered ski chalet. 6 bedrooms sleeps up to 14 people. Enjoy a

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Farm House with private Pool July 13 to July 27th £150 reduction on the two week booking..

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Fabulous farmhouse with games room in barn in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

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