Vic and Diane with Arthur Halestrap MBE
Vic and Diane with Arthur Halestrap MBE

Meet your hosts at Les Alouettes B&B

Hello, we are Vic and Diane, your hosts at Les Alouettes B&B, here on the Somme.

We have a deep love of the battlefields and spent many years visiting them before we decided to open our B&B and offering  pilgrimage tours.

Before coming to the Somme we had very different careers. I was a journalist and Diane an accountant.

Visits with  Great War veterans

For many years we ran the East Midlands branch of the Western Front Association. Our greatest privilege was knowing Great War veterans. We spent much time with them and even visited together their former battlefields. A few even stayed here at Les Alouettes B&B on the Somme!

Personalised Pilgrimage Great War tours

A wealth of knowledge of the battlefields has been acquired as well as experience helping others get the most from their visits. A particular strength is offering personalised tours for visitors and literally following in the footsteps of their ancestors. Please visit our battlefield tour page for information.

We also offer guided tours focusing on the Commonwealth countries, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and in particular,  personalised Australian battlefield tours. Also, our Allies the French where we take our tours to Verdun. A recent tour package we have put together is a visit to discover the Italian Isonzo battlefield of Caporetto.

Accommodation can be offered in our B&B as well as in our well appointed self-catering gite, Fairbanks, next door.

Our aim is to make your stay and visit to the Somme unforgettable.