Amiens: gateway to remembrance in the Somme
Amiens during the Great War
PLUNGE INTO A TURBULENT PERIOD OF HISTORY, OF WHICH THE LAND STILL BEARS THE SCARS: TRENCHES, MINE CRATERS, AND RECONSTRUCTED VILLAGES...
Amiens, city behind the lines
Museums, interpretation centres and must-see sites
Guides and other participants in the Somme Battlefields Partner network
Amiens is the starting point of the remembrance circuit in the east of the department. International site of remembrance, it honours the men who fought at the Somme during the First World War.
The Remembrance Circuit
At the gates of Amiens, the “Circuit du Souvenir” is a moving route that links the towns of Albert and Péronne.
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.
During this conflict, Amiens was the most important town behind the front; many testimonies describe it as a town - along with its nearby villages - dedicated to rest and recovery, an area that was often lively and effervescent.
Centre Sir John Monash
Historial de la Grande Guerre - Thiepval
Destiné à accueillir et informer les visiteurs désireux d’en savoir plus sur la Bataille de la Somme et la Grande...
Musée Somme 1916
Situé au cœur d'Albert, ville symbole de la Première Guerre mondiale, ce musée retrace la vie des soldats dans les...
P'tit Train de la Haute Somme
Près d'Albert, montez à bord de ce tortillard d’antan, tracté par une locomotive à vapeur. 14km de balade à...