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Inspired by the national flowers of remembrance - the poppy for the British and Commonwealth countries, the cornflower for the French and the forget-me-not for the Germans - the 'Association Picarde des Parcs et Jardins' created the "Rose Somme 2016" for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. In celebration of its first anniversary, the Rose Somme 2016 is now in full bloom at the Elysée Palace.

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The New Thiepval Museum themed on the battles of the Somme and the Missing was opened on 2nd June 2016 by the French Minister of State for Veterans and Remembrance and the President of the Somme Departmental Council. 

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