Location

If you’re looking for a place to stay on the Somme, No.fifty6 B&B is perfectly positioned at the epicenter of the battlefield in the now quiet village of La Boisselle in Picardy, France.

Each room offers stunning views over French countryside and historical landmarks including Ovillers Military Cemetery, Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of The Somme, the 34th Division Memorial and the mine crater at Lochnagar.

For those visiting to commemorate the lives lost in World War 1, you’ll find many military memorials and places of historical interest on our doorstep:

  • Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Delville Wood South African memorial
  • Villers Bretonneux Australian memorial with its Anzac day dawn service
  • Thiepval memorial to the missing of the Somme (the largest Commonwealth memorial in the world)
  • The Mametz Welsh dragon memorial
  • Pozieres
  • Musee Somme Albert

The picturesque town of Albert is just a 5 minute drive away and boasts a wealth of bars, cafes and restaurants as well as the magnificent Basilica with golden Madonna and child atop its dome.

For a pleasant day trip, the towns of Amiens, Arras, Lille, Paris and the Reims champagne region are within easy reach of our guesthouse.

For directions, please visit our contact us page.

GPS coordinates of No.fifty6 are: 50.025905, 2.693480

30th November 2021

November, November, where did you go? The month has past by here in a blur of activity. It has been a month of making new acquaintances and reconnecting with established ones ā€“ and we have loved every moment of having guests through our door. It has been a month of special events, remembrance and commemoration and we have been able to do what we love doing best ā€“ looking after people whilst they explore The Somme, or indeed while they work on The Somme.
So, what has inspired us this November?

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Thiepval before sunrise this morning. Workers already busy restoring the glory under powerful lights piercing the pā€¦ https://t.co/VjTUncrpAJ

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