Welcome to no.56

Your oasis on the Somme

TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice 2015This 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 Winner status in the B&B category of Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice for 2015.



"Thank you so much for your hospitality. Never has a random search on google worked out so well. Your B&B is lovely. Your ability to get a group of many different ages engaged in what happened on the Somme – that’s special. It’s also important."

- Paul White, London, December 2014

What our guests say

31st October 2015

October has been marked by wonderful autumn weather with stunning sunrises and sunsets and the farmers still busy in the fields preparing the land for winter. As our recent guests have said October is a perfect month for exploring the battlefields – the landscape is exposed so you can see the lay of the land, the weather can be just right for exploring and the quality of the light is just wonderful. Add to that the changing tree colours and there is nowhere more perfectly autumnal. This month we have been thinking about future commemorations and remembering the past.

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An amazing sky captured from our window at dusk before the rain came. This is one of our favourite views from here. https://t.co/Yp5BfdrQqx

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