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

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31st May 2024

Although it has 31 days, May has seemed to pass in a flash.  The month blew in with rainy days and a chill in the air and though there have been sunny days it remains unsettled at month end with more than average rainfall and a couple of storms. Very unsettled. All the rain means the landscape is lush and full, green and healthy. The hedgerows are brimming with life and the grass grows thick and green. The winter brown coat has turned to Springy green. Full of life and vigour. The birds are nesting and the dawn chorus is a cacophony of natural sounds.  

There is a lovely feel to Spring on the Somme. The landscape is green and lush, the young barley and wheat tremble in the breezes creating a shimmering sea of green that entices you in to explore more. And explore is what our guests have been doing. Even the rain hasn’t dampened anyone’s enthusiasm.

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