Welcome to no.56
Your oasis on the Somme
This beautifully refurbished, boutique Bed and Breakfast is located at the epicentre of the battle of the Somme. Once ravaged by gun and shellfire, No.fifty6 is now an oasis of peace and tranquility in the beautiful French countryside.
From the moment you enter the warm and tranquil guesthouse, you’ll be welcomed with cake, coffee and captivating stories in the lounge. This is the beginning of your wonderful stay in the historic village of La Boisselle, Northern France.
With four artistically decorated bedrooms to choose from, each with its own en-suite shower, free Wifi, and tea and coffee making facilities, you’ll be spoilt with serene comfort, sumptuous breakfasts and enviable views from every window.
Prepare to walk in the footsteps of the fallen and fill your senses with the sights, sounds and emotions of the Battle of The Somme on our Walk With Me experience, or simply enjoy a slice of café life in the nearby French towns.
We are delighted to have been awarded a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
"Carole and I would like to thank you both for such a positive and informative experience, and especially for your wonderful hospitality. We were really impressed by your patience and clarity in answering our many questions.
We now feel that we can give our family a sense of the sacrifice made by our grandfather's generation."
31st August 2014
There have been many events to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of The First World War. Sunday 3rd August saw a re-enactment of the mobilisation of French troops in Albert. It was a very well attended event, with the rain adding to the poignancy of a dramatic day then and now. Commencing with the ringing of the bells of The Basilica, a group of re-enactors assembled in the rainswept plaza before walking to Albert station where they boarded a steam train as they did 100 years ago. A wonderfully staged event was recorded by French television and radio, a fitting tribute to those who left for War, many never to return.Read more