Hotel Royal Picardie, World War I Area, near Villers Bretonneux





Hotel Royal Picardie, in World War 1 Area is a 3 star hotel that is ideally situated 2 hours north of Paris and within easy reach of the majority of notable Australian World War 1 sites including Villers Bretonneux.
Address : Hotel Royal Picardie
138 Avenue du General Leclerc
80300 Albert
Region : Picardie
Hosts: M. et Mme Bulot
Phone : + 33 (0) 3 22 75 37 00
How to get there: Driving – 20 Km north-east Amiens; 155Km north Paris via A1 motorway.
Train – Albert station is 0.5 km from the hotel; 17Km to Haute-Picardie TGV station (trip is 1 hour to Paris or Lille)
Open : Open all year
Price range: 83 (Comfort) to 115(Priviledge) Euros: a bountiful breakfast is 12.5 Euro per person.
Description : 24 rooms beautifully decorated and air-conditioned. Large fine dining restaurant plus bar area with fire place and internet service. Tennis court also in grounds.
Room types Comfort, standard and priviledge.
Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch
Payment options: All credit cards
Minimum stay : None
Cancellation policy: No fee if cancelled before 4.00pm the day before arrival; in case of late cancellation or no-show the credit card would be charged for the amount of the first night.
 Things to do: Easy access to the majority of war sites that are almost sacred to Australians and New Zealanders. Organised tours can be organised or follow the many maps that are available at the front desk or from the Tourist Information office 1.5 Km away. Sites such as Poziere, Thiepval and Villers Bretonneux are within easy reach. As well the near-by Beaumont-Hamel site where Canadian forces suffered horrendeous losses affords best appreciation of the trench warfare of that era. The museum at Peronne is extremely well worth visiting – even for those not so disposed to browsing museums.
Restaurants: Hotel has a fine dining restaurant: other options available in the centre of Albert, 1Km away.
Parking: Large off-street parking area
Director’s comment: Visiting the World War 1 sites is both memorable, rewarding and sobering.
Map: Google Map



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