Corbie

The Saint-Pierre abbey
The Saint-Pierre abbey

Guided tour of the Saint-Pierre abbey :

 

The Tourist Office proposes guided or non-guided tours of the abbey. This striking building is one of the last witnesses of the powerful Benedictine abbey of Corbie, which was known all over Europe.
The abbey hides a number of treasures, including a map of the Abbey, a full model of the church, a number of relics, tombstones, and works of art on Saint Colette (patron saint of the city).

Duration: around 1 hour.
Meet at the Tourist Office, 15mins before the visit.

 

Prices :

Guided tours: Adults: € 5.00 (beyond 12 years old)
Children: € 3€ (between 6 and 12 years old)
Children (less than 6 years old): free
Groups: ask at the Tourist Office on 03 22 96 95 76.

Climbing at the Tour of the Saint-Pierre Abbey (only in july and august): 3.50€ for adults and children over 6 years old.

 

 

Church of "Notre-Dame de la Neuville":

Built at the end of the XV century and the begining of the XVI century with stones from Vaux-Sur-Somme, this structure is classified Historical Monument because of its tympanum representing the coming of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem during Palm Sunday.

Behind its wooden doors, a baptismal bassin in black stones is hiding, dating from the XII century, classified as movable objects of the historical monuments in 1895.

Australian National Memorial of Villers-Bretonneux:

Designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and inaugurated the 22 july 1938 by King Geoge VI of England and Queen Elizabeth, the National Australian Memorial is one of the last biggest memorial of the British Empire from the First World War to be built on the western front.

Its tower is in the middle of two constructions and it linked them by a wall where you will find the names of the 11 000 australians soldiers killed for France. At the top, we can admire the surrounding countryside with, in the skyline, Amiens and its cathedrale that the australiens have defended in 1918. A circular orientation table states the direction of the numerous battles on which the allies have fought.

Australian Army Corps' Memorial - le Hamel:

This memorial salute australians soldiers coming to fight during the crucial battles of 1918.

It has been inaugurated on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Hamel, the 4th of July 1998.

The two memorials, the church, bnut also the differents villages of the territory, can be visited for 5€ for adults (12years old and more) and for 3€ for children.

Costumed guided visits: 6€ for adults and children.