Amiens, the gateway to the sites of remembrance
 

Amiens was the main city behind the front of the Battle of the Somme (1916 and 1918), where soldiers came to be treated, rested and be entertained, before being sent back to the trenches. There is indisputably the gateway to the remembrance sites that have left their mark on our region forever.

THE CATHEDRAL AND THE GREAT WAR

Amiens Cathedral was protected against the onslaughts of the armies, and today remains a place of remembrance for this dreadful conflict.
There are monuments to the fallen, commemorative plaques and homages to troops who came from all over the world. They bear witness to the importance of their memory, and the Cathedral is the symbol of the remembrance.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

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AMIENS DURING THE GREAT WAR

Over the four years of the war, the population of Amiens became used to the danger of living on the front line. This involved welcoming foreign soldiers, treating wounded soldiers, protecting important buildings and major works of art etc. So how was daily life organised? There was rationing, shelters, transportation, as well as leisure and relaxation, and daily life continued to adapt itself to wartime conditions.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

1914-1918 MEN AND WOMEN 

The city was deeply marked by the four years of conflict, as were its citizens and all those who came to fight or take refuge in Amiens. Come and discover the famous and unknown men and women who have carved the history of our land.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Price: €120 - maximum of 30 people per guide
Additional fee Sundays and Bank Holidays: + €30 per guide

 

Ideas for your stay! 
In our section “Half-days, full days and stays”, you are also invited to find out about our 2 day/1 night trip “Amiens and the circuit of remembrance” 

AROUND 30 MINUTES FROM AMIENS...

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THE UNDERGROUND CITY OF NAOURS

"The Graffiti of the Great War" Come and discover this huge underground site dug out of the chalk of the Picardy plateau. It has been remarkably organised and is recognised as one of the largest of its kind in Northern France. In 2014, new archaeological digs uncovered almost 3,000 examples of graffiti left by First World War soldiers. At the time, Naours was a tourist destination for soldiers fighting on the front. They are the largest collection of Great War inscriptions known to date. 

 

Information and reservations:
5, rue des Carrières - 80260 Naours
Tel : +33(0)3 22 93 71 78
contact@citesouterrainedenaours.fr
citesouterrainedenaours.fr

 

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THE CENTRE OF INTERPRETATION AT VIGNACOURT 14-18

This is a place of remembrance that recounts life on the front line in the form of a very human story.

A unique photographic collection of French and allied soldiers taken between 1915 and 1920 by a couple of fans of photography in the village, Louis and Antoinette Thuillier.

Information and reservations:
​Ferme Thuillier - 196 rue d'Amour - 80650 Vignacourt
By reservation only - Tel: +33(0)6 73 69 55 49
vignacourt1418@gmail.com

 

 

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THE SIR JOHN MONASH CENTRE IN VILLERS-BRETONNEUX

The Sir John Monash Centre tells the story of Australian troops on the Western Front in France and Belgium during the First World War.

Information and reservations:
Route de Villers-Bretonneux - 80800 Fouilloy
By reservation only - Tel: +33(0)3 60 62 01 40
sjmc.gov.au

 

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3 MUSEUMS THAT WILL HELP YOU GET TO GRIPS WITH THIS WORLDWIDE CONFLICT:

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