No.fifty6

Your Oasis on The Somme

No.56 Galleries

Welcome to no.56

TripAdvisor awards

This beautiful, boutique style 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 five 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 2 consecutive years, 2016 and 2015 and winner of the prestigious Excellence Award in 2017.

 

 

"Thank you for all the care you took to make our visit to the Western Front so memorable & successful. Without your attention to detail we would not have felt so relaxed and without all your information & advice would not have achieved so much in our searches for family wartime service."

- David and Anne Harvey, Rutland, August 2013

What our guests say

31st October 2018

October ā€“ The first 3 weeks of October saw glorious Autumn weather with warm days and blue skies. Now, there is a definite chill in the air here. Still mainly dry but we have had our first frost and the wild birds are busy at the bird feeders. As always, there has been plenty going on here - our guests have continued to bring their stories and make their individual pilgrimages in this extraordinary area. We have won awards, we prepare for Armistice and we even drank unique Dutch liquor!October ā€“ The first 3 weeks of October saw glorious Autumn weather with warm days and blue skies. Now, there is a definite chill in the air here. Still mainly dry but we have had our first frost and the wild birds are busy at the bird feeders. As always, there has been plenty going on here - our guests have continued to bring their stories and make their individual pilgrimages in this extraordinary area. We have won awards, we prepare for Armistice and we even drank unique Dutch liquor!

Read more


Thiepval - always amazes us. Permanent yet ever changing. The light. The atmosphere. Yesterday as we visited, The Sā€¦ https://t.co/7keoGWerRA

Read full tweet
Sommes Battlefield Partner logo