Welcome to no.56

Your oasis on the Somme

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014This 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.



"I will forever be grateful for what I have experienced and think that every young Australian should do the same, even if it’s just once in their lifetime."

- James Perrett

What our guests say

31st July 2014

July on The Somme

The beginning of the month saw the commemorations for the 98 years since the start of the first Battle of The Somme on 1st July 1916. We attended the Lochnagar Crater service where David laid a wreath and Julie read a John Galsworthy Poem – “Youth’s Own”. The service was well attended with many nations represented. There is something especially poignant about standing on that scarred land and thinking back to the events of 98 years ago. Later in the day we went to Thiepval as well as Ovillers Cemetery where so many who lost their lives on 1st July are buried, whether known or unknown.

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The Fete de la Terre in Bouzincourt today. Ploughing competitions, old tractors and a slice of rural life. Perfect.

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