5 days in Somme Itinerary

5 days in Somme Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Villers-Bretonneux
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Villers-Bretonneux
— 1 night
Drive
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Amiens
— 3 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Edinburgh

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Villers-Bretonneux

— 1 night
Villers-Bretonneux is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyVillers-Bretonneux is situated some 19 km due east of Amiens, on the D1029 road and the A29 motorway.Villers-Bretonneux borders a particularly flat landscape towards the east, which can be considered as the western boundary of the Santerre plateau and the limit East of the Amiénois.The territory of the commune is crossed by the old national road 29 (current RD 1029), perfectly rectilinear road following the route of the ancient Roman road linking Amiens to Saint-Quentin in the Aisne. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Lochnagar Crater, appreciate the history behind Thiepval Memorial, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Australian National Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Franco-Australian Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Ulster Memorial Tower, then steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Villers-Bretonneux trip maker.

Edinburgh, UK to Villers-Bretonneux is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Villers-Bretonneux, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Villers-Bretonneux

Historic Sites · Museums

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Amiens

— 3 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amiens: Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont), Chinese Cemetery Nolette (in Noyelles-sur-Mer) and Les Jardins de Valloires (in Argoules). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, appreciate the history behind Horloge Dewailly et Marie-sans-chemise, and relax and rejuvenate at Samaris.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amiens trip itinerary builder website.

Amiens is just a short distance from Villers-Bretonneux. In September, daily temperatures in Amiens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Somme travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens · Wildlife Areas