Places of interest near Le Château du Broutel
There are a large variety of interesting venues to visit within easy access of Le Château du Broutel.
Within 30 minutes...
Historical village of Rue
The Château is within walking distance of ancient fortifications, 13th, 14th and 15th Century buildings and monuments including La Chapelle du Saint Esprit, La Chapelle de L'Hospice and Le Beffroi. Excellent Saturday market.
Beautiful Sandy Beaches
Beautiful sandy beaches of the Côte Picarde.
Le Parc Ornithologique du Marquenterre
A 600 acre nature reserve with over 300 species of birds (450 known in Europe); 28 species of dragonflies; 27 mammal species and 380 different plants.
Chemin de Fer
An old steam train following a horseshoe route around the Baie de la Somme, between St Valéry-sur-Somme and Cayeux-sur-Mer. Lots of wildlife to see en-route and the journey takes about an hour.
La Baie de Somme
This area of tidal salt marsh where the River Somme drains into the English Channel is recognised for its ecological richness.
The place where the famous Battle of Crécy took place on 26 August 1346. Where a heavily outnumbered English army triumphed thanks to the longbow.
St Valéry sur Somme
A quiet, picturesque, medieval city by the sea. Famous for its maritime history. A great place to view seals in the bay and lots of great restaurants.
Berck sur Mer
The sandy beaches are great and offer horse riding and water sports. For those looking for some cultural visits, Berck has a museum and a few churches worth visiting.
Badly bombed in 1940 yet architectural delights still exist in Abbeville including the Gothic church Saint-Vulfran which is as spectacular as the cathedrals at Amiens and Beauvais, and a 13th century belfry thought to be the oldest in France.
Le Touquet feels like a small town despite attracting many visitors. Browse its boutiques and gastronomic restaurants. Or indulge in its spas, golf courses, casinos and beaches. Le Touquet deserves its reputation as being a very attractive destination.
Within one hour...
Home of the famous Battle of Agincourt, fought on 25 October 1415.
Les Grottes de Naours
33 meters underground and dating from the 3rd Century this curious underground city was built to house and defend 2,500 people with their livestock.
Samara Archaeological Park
Reconstructions of Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age dwellings, prehistoric craft demonstrations.
World class sea-life and marine environment centre. A great place to learn more about marine conservation and see a variety of sea creatures.
Le Chèvre du Loiselot
Visit a French working farm and experience how goats cheese is produced. The free samples alone are worth the visit.
Capital of the Somme, famous for its flamboyant Gothic Cathedral, Les Hortillonnages a beautiful 700 acre floating garden in the town centre, Museum of Picardie, Jules Verne Museum.
Home of the excellent Musée des Abris, an underground museum of the First World War featuring trench reconstructions, artifacts and film shows.
Somme WWI Battlefields
The infamous trenches where in 1916 sixty thousand British Soldiers, half of the attacking force, and every man a volunteer, were lost on the first day of the battle alone. We can organise guided tours to the Somme Battlefields where you will visit such famous sites as the Newfoundland Park, British and German trenches at Beaumont Hamel, the Thiepval Memorial to the missing and the enormous Lochnagar Crater.
Within two hours...
One of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe and the place where Joan of Arc was burnt in 1431.
France's most famous theme park with rides, shows and attractions.
Within three hours...
Spend a day in Paris taking in all the sights: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, The Louvre and Place de la Concorde, Montmartre, Place de la Republique, Bateau Parisien cruises on the Seine and much, much more.
Disneyland® Resort Paris
The Magic of Disneyland® Resort Paris offers children one of the best entertainment experiences available, divided into 5 themed lands offering a range of attractions, shows, characters, parades and shops. Alternatively, visit the superb Walt Disney Studios® Park a themed film set with shows and rides.
The objective of our French Experience course is to provide students with the opportunity of experiencing French culture from a beautiful 18th Century Château.
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The French Adventure programme is one of our most popular courses, offering tremendous value for money with a wide variety of activities for fun and adventure.
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The aims of our language course are to encourage pupils to speak and listen to the French language as often as possible while staying in an 18th Century Château.
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Guided WWI Battlefield Tours
It is not until you visit the cemeteries, trenches and memorials do you fully appreciate the true history of the First World War.
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