The department of the "Somme" owns numerous touristic sites. Primarily, because we live in a natural setting doted with an exceptional quality, but also, the territory has been highly marked by the history, particularly by the first world war. Among the various sites of environemental quality, recognized over the world, we could cite the site of the "Baie de Somme" situated by about one hour drive from Asssevillers.
This unity has been built by the architect Louis Duthoit. This heritage issued from the reconstruction following the devastations of the Great War. Those buildings are labelled "Patrimoine of XXth century" by the Culture Ministry.Heritage of France
800 soldiers were buried at Assevillers but only 482 were identified. We principaly can find soldiers of British citizenship, but also australian, south-african and french. Among these soldiers is equally found an Australian (a junior officer) Cecil Healy, an olympic champion in the field of swimming and a worldwide recordman. Cecil Healy, a famous australian swimmer, was buried at Assevillers New British Cemetery. He was a gold medalist in the Olympic games (Stockholm - 1912). He also was a lifesaver in the Manly Surf Club (Sydney).Stories of soldiers buried at Assevillers
This block is now classified among historical monument . Its paticular shape lets oneself think that this block constitutes the remains of an antique polisher doted with silex used during the prehistoric period. His legend has been borned at the doors of Amiens : meeting a poor one when begging and chilled to the bone due to the severity of winter, he took his coat off, cut it into two pieces by means of his sword and gave the half of it to the desherited poor one. Numerous trees , stones bring the name of Saint-Martin. Sounds the same for the sandstone'Saint-Martin'of Assevillers near which Saint-Martin preached speech and in which his donkey or his horse slaked its thirst ; Still in the XVIIIth century, the inhabitants of Assevillers brought their suffering mount at the sandstone of Saint-Martin, made them turn around it, three times and drink the water of the basins to heal them.