The department of Somme
Strategically located between the capital and Flanders, Somme gets its name from the river which runs through it. The department of Somme has a rich prehistoric heritage, discovered in the 19th century by Jacques Boucher de Perthes. Traces of the Palaeolithic people can be visited in the Samara Park.
Historic heart of the Picardy region
The department of Somme is the historic heart of the Picardy region and still bears traces of the Battle of the Somme (1946), a deeply moving past unfolding before our eyes.
The department of Somme has gained its reputation because of its bay, the Bay of Somme, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world. A small corner of paradise for nature lovers.