We recommend: Domaine de Drancourt
Spend 5 days at the southern edge of the Côte d'Opale in the peaceful seaside town of St Valéry-sur-Somme and enjoy a wonderfully watery start to your holiday.
Stroll along the River Somme, catch the steam train around the estuary at Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme and stop off at Le Crotoy. In the evening, try the seaside resorts of Cayeux-sur-Mer or Le Tréport for a wonderful seafood platter.
For a truly memorable day, head inland to the regions around Albert and Péronne and walk amongst the cemeteries, battlefields, memorials and monuments of World War One. At Beaumont Hamel, walk through the trenches and peer over the top at the bomb-cratered landscape. Drive to Thiepval to see the impressive monument towers dedicated to the British, amongst others.