This region in northern France borders the Ile-de-France to the south, and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais in the north. Before the last Ice Age, the region just south of the English Channel was attached to the chalk lands of southern England. For many people, Picardie will stand for a place where far too many men lost their lives in the wars of last century: during World War I, it was the scene of the battles of the Somme, several of the most costly and devastating battles of the war. Agincourt, Crecy and Saint-Quentin are also well-known, poppy-carpeted battlefields. But despite its battle weary history, Picardie is a land of peace and tranquillity.
The region has one of the most unspoilt stretches of coastline in the whole of France. Due to little development, the coast has kept all its original beauty and visitors will find it bathed in the half tones of light that artists such as Sisley, Degas or Seurat came to capture. The Somme estuary, which is very popular with sailing enthusiasts, is lined with pretty fishing hamlets. Le Crotoy is an estuary village that has long attracted many artists and writers and it was here that Jules Verne wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. The dunes and marshes along the majestic Somme harbour a bird sanctuary and the area is also host to a huge range of fauna and flora.
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