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Crécy en Ponthieu - historic Somme market town

Crécy en Ponthieu is a small market town that lies amid the historic battlefields of the Somme, in the Picardy region of northern France. Close by is the famous Crécy battlefield, an interesting war museum, and the beautiful Forest of Crécy.

Enough shops to provide daily essentials

The little town has a few good shops, enough for the daily essentials, and some good restaurants serving local specialities as well as a couple of fast food bars. Nearby, in the lovely town of Hesdin, you will find access to more shops and services. On the edge of town is a beautiful forest, perfect for walking and enjoying the marvels of nature.

Learn about Crécy's history

Crécy has a long history, and is most known for its role in the Hundred Years War, when the battle of Crécy was fought just outside the town. You can visit the battlefield and the museum to discover more about the battle. There is also a Second World War airfield to see.

Visit seaside resorts and beautiful Amiens

The Somme is, of course, packed with war history, and the battlefields on which these terrible wars were fought are preserved today for visiting and remembering. There is, however, a lighter side to life in the Somme today, and many wonderful places to visit with happier connotations. Take a trip to the lovely nearby beaches and resorts such as Le Crotoy and Fort Mahon Plage. A day spent in the beautiful city of Amiens, with its famous cathedral, mediaeval quarter and canals, is a day well spent, while a visit to the historic town of Abbeville is also highly recommended. Activities to enjoy include sand yachting, sailing, swimming, fishing, horse-riding and golf.

How to get there

If you want to fly, head for Le Touquet or Paris. LyddAir flies to Le Touquet, or you have the choice of a multitude of airlines flying to Paris. Otherwise the ferry to Dieppe, Boulogne sur Mer or Calais is a popular way to travel. Drivers will find Crécy en Ponthieu on the D111/D12/D938, with the nearest major road being the A16.

Property prices and availability in and around Crécy en Ponthieu

Property prices around Crécy en Ponthieu have remained fairly low, as the area is not often thought of by British buyers. It is, however, gradually gaining in popularity with overseas buyers thanks to recent government investment and increasing numbers choosing it as a holiday destination. At the time of writing, a two bedroom property in the area is on the market at 85,000 Euros.

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Crécy en Ponthieu AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Crécy en Ponthieu?

Crécy en Ponthieu is located in the north of France, in the north-west of the Somme department.

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Population: 1,594

Access: By air: Fly to Paris or Le Touquet. By rail: Travel by rail to Calais. By boat: Travel by ferry to Calais, Boulogne sur Mer or Dieppe. By road: The town is found on the D111/D12/D938.

Economy: The economy is mainly agricultural.

Interesting fact: The famous Crécy battlefield is just outside the village.

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