Somme places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Somme department of Picardy. See also our Somme travel guide

photo of Abbeville


Abbeville makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the Baie de Somme region, in particular to see the Collegiale Church of Saint-Vulfran
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photo of Amiens


As well as the remarkabe gothic style cathedral which attracts most visitors, Amiens also has several other sites of interest and museums
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photo of Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral

The 13th century cathedral in Amiens is a fabulous example of gothic style architecture and the tallest cathedral in France
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photo of Ault


Ault is a small seaside town near the chalk cliffs of the Opal coast.
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photo of Fort-Mahon-Plage


Both the beach itself and the resort of Fort-Mahon-Plage are among the most popular coastal destinations in Picardy
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Le Crotoy

The long sandy beach is the main attraction in Le Crotoy, and the town is also very pleasant to explore
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Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Beautiful garden to visit in the Somme department in northern France
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photo of Mers-les-Bains


Attractive seaside town with lots of Belle-Epoque villas
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The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum commemorating life in the Somme during the First World War
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photo of Saint-Riquier


The small Picardy village of Saint-Riquier includes an attractive benedictine abbey church, a belfry and other historic monuments
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photo of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme


Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is one of the nicest towns in the region, especially the area around the harbour with the old fishermen cottages
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The Bay of the Somme

The Somme Bay is a large bay with a wide natural habitat
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Valloires abbey

Valloires abbey is an 18th century Cistercian abbey with formal gardens to explore
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For more information see the Somme guide

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Market towns & days in Somme

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Abbeville: Thursday & Saturday
Albert: Saturday
Amiens: Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & all day
Cayeux-sur-Mer: Tuesday & Sunday & Friday
Corbie: Friday
Doullens: Thursday
Ham: Saturday
Le Crotoy: Tuesday (high season only)
Mers-les-Bains: Thursday & Monday
Montdidier: Thursday
Moreuil: Tuesday
Peronne: Saturday
Poix-de-Picardie: Sunday
Rosieres-en-Santerre: Tuesday
Roye: Friday
Rue: Saturday
Saint-Ouen: Sunday
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme: Sunday

Tourist attractions to visit in Somme

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom



Towns of Art and History

Amiens: See tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Baie d'Authie



Parc du Marquenterre

Pointe du Hourdel

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Mers-les-Bains: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Herbarium des remparts

Jardin du château de Maizicourt

Jardins de Valloires

Le clos Alexandre

Parc du château de Digeon

Parc et roseraie du château de Rambures

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme: See tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Amiens Cathedral: See tourist guide

Beffroi d'Abbeville (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi d'Amiens (Belfries of Belgium and France): See tourist guide

Beffroi de Doullens (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Lucheux (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Rue (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Saint-Riquier (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Folleville église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-et-Saint-Jean-Baptiste (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Grand Sites of France

Baie de Somme: See tourist guide