The Hotel De la Basilique is a traditional 10-bedroom 2-star hotel situated right in the very heart of Albert, one of the main 'battlefield towns' of the Great War - and the Somme battle in particular. Its location opposite the famous Basilica, and excellent museum beneath the streets of the town, just can not be beaten and the restaurant is superb (Didier, the owner, is the head chef). One used to be able to find these small family-run hotels all over France, but not so much today. Although fairly basic, the Basilique remains one of our favourite hotels.
We have been using this hotel for our conducted and self-drive tours for over 20 years and as a private visitor for over 40 years! The reason for choosing this hotel is because it's a truly family-run establishment, a factor which is very important to us. Didier Petit has lived here since a child, where he watched his mother and father run the hotel - as Didier and Sandy's two children now do likewise!
The hotel De la Basilique has single, double and twin rooms. All rooms have colour television (with an English channel) and en-suite facilities (some with bath, shower & WC, others just shower and WC.
If you are thinking of booking the Hotel de la Basilique as part of your self-drive battlefield tour then please bear in mind that the hotel is closed on Sundays after serving lunch (a very popular spot for locals...) and all day Mondays, so unfortunately no overnight stays Sunday and Monday nights.