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.
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.
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.
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