Hotel de la Basilique

Address: 3 - 5 rue Gambetta, Albert, Picardy, 80300, France | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 3 - 5 rue Gambetta, Albert, is near Thiepval Memorial.
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    Travel Blogs from Albert

    Somme WWI Battlefields

    A travel blog entry by hammondsencore on Jul 09, 2015

    1 comment, 17 photos

    ... Which was a great goodness that day. Albert was heavily bombed and shelled in WWI. There is a lovely basilica, Notre Dame de Brebieres, which was only built in 1885-1897, in the center of town, which was about 2/3rds destroyed. It was topped by a statue of the Mary with the baby Jesus, which was tipped over until it was horizontal, suspended above the town. A local belief developed that WWI would end when the statue toppled. As far as I know, it never did ...

    Visitors and St Valery-sur-Somme

    A travel blog entry by hammondsencore on Jul 07, 2015

    1 comment, 15 photos

    ... to go through the lock and tie up at the quiet dock away from the noisy, loud, drunken pub night life at the formal halte nautique. At that point I was driving. The water takes a long loop around the old part of the town before moving into a basin and then the lock that leads back onto the main river. Coming into the basin, I had to go too far to the left, to avoid - you guessed it - fisherman on the right bank. Then I had to swing my nose ...

    Battlefields of the Somme

    A travel blog entry by ryans_escapade on Apr 30, 2015

    17 photos

    ... see how our soldiers lived and fought. Right at the end of the tour you walk through a long tunnel with sounds that our soldiers lived with day in and day out on the battlefields. Shooting guns, cannon fire, air raids, if you closed your eyes, you could imagine the fear and mayhem that reigned. Horrific.

    We visited so many cemeteries, Australian, English and French. Something I wasn't aware of until the Somme was that there were quite ...

    Day 5: Australian Cemetery and Museum

    A travel blog entry by zoedawes on Apr 23, 2015

    16 photos

    ... I felt very loved and appreciated. We were representing those who did so much for the French during both WW1 and WW2. After nearly getting lost or forgot where we parked the bus we went to another cemetery called Adelaide Cemetery. Where we took many photos with the statues and canola plants/flower. (See photos and videos). We then went for lunch in Amines ...

    History lesson

    A travel blog entry by djreed on Apr 21, 2015

    4 photos

    ... and word was that "when the virgin fell the war would end." They completely rebuilt the statue and the church is beautiful today.

    The museum had displays set up along the sides of the tunnel with explanations of the trench warfare involved in the battle of the Somme. The Germans were very prepared and the British had many casualties. The French were fighting on another front in southern France. ...