SELF-DRIVE TOUR HOTEL OPTIONS (Somme battlefield) HOTEL ROYAL PICARDIE Albert - Somme
The more luxurious 3-star Hotel Royal Picardie is situated on the outskirts of the small town of Albert.
The casual visitor may not appreciate that the Hotel actually straddles what was once No Man’s Land, when the Front Line of 1918 was pushed to the edge of Albert as the German army advanced towards Amiens.
The Hotel is located just ten minutes walk from the centre of Albert and the famous Basilica (of leaning statue fame) and from where our Self-Drive tour of the Somme battlefield commences! We have been using the Royal Picardie for both conducted and self-drive tours for over seventeen years. The rooms are just slightly on the small side, but on the plus side rooms have a separate bathroom (bath and over-bath shower) and separate WC. The new owners of the hotel are updating many of the rooms with some having lovely walk-in showers. Please also note that some twin-bed rooms may comprise a double and a slightly narrower (but full length) single bed. These rooms are also offered for triple occupancy.
The hotel Royal Picardie’s restaurant serves excellent meals at a reasonable price (closed every Sunday and limited opening November-February). There are also a limited number of other dining options to be found in the centre of Albert (ten minutes walk).