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Somme

Somme (80) is a French department in the Picardy region. It is located in Northern France, North of Paris. As many French departments, its name comes from the river Somme, which runs through the department. You will be able to find various types of property for sale in Somme.
Geography:
Somme is in the Picardie region. It is surrounded by the departments Pas-de-Calais , Nord , Aisne, Oise and Seine-Maritime. Most of the territory is made of plains and cereal fiels, as it isn’t higher than 150m, except the Mont Argel, which is 210m high. The Somme owes its charms to the numerous valleys and plains in the landscape. Half of the land is used for cereal production, but they also grow sugar beet and potato.

History:
The settlement of pre-Neanderthal man in Somme dates back 300,000 years. There are remains of this period in Amiens and Cagny.
In the Middle-Ages, urban population in the department extands rapidly and the economy develops.
As elsewhere, the industry grows from 1850 on.
After the two world wars, it’s time to rebuild Somme for a rebirth. The department becomes more prosperous in terms of agriculture and industry.

Gastronomy:
Local dishes in Somme are mainly made of cream, potatoes, eggs and vegetables. The Flamiche is a sort of “quiche” with leek instead of bacon; the Gateau Battu is a very famous cake, which is close to the brioche. The maccaron is a speciality from Amiens, as the city has fruits, almonds and honey. The Ficelle Picarde is a dish made of crepes and mushrooms, baked in the oven.

Somme property market:
A property for sale in Somme can vary from € 99,000 for a village house with garden and terrace, up to € 300,000 for a stone house set in more than one acre of land. Finding a property in Somme requires time and advice. Our consultants in charge of this area will be pleased to help you find your dream property in Somme.

Useful information:
Tourism office in Somme
http://www.somme.fr
www.somme-tourisme.com
Gites and guesthouses in Somme
www.cottages4you
Hotels in Somme
www.hotelclub.com
Maps of Somme
www.ign.fr
www.maps.google.fr

Our team of sale advisers at Sextant Properties will be happy to help you find a property in Somme. We have a large network of estate agents there. All of them are registered French estate agents and speak both French and English. Whatever the kind of property you are looking for: villa, farmhouse, longere, barn, gite, B&B, country house, mill, castle or chateau, we will do our best to find a property for sale in Somme matching your requirements. To find out more about our properties in Somme do not hesitate to contact us.
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