- Free of charge -

WE LOVE :  a real history lesson presented to families by associations of enthusiasts
IN FAMILY:  ideal with children and teenagers
WHEN:  September 5 and 6, 2020
LOCATION:  at the museum of the Great War in Meaux
FREE  access to the park is free

Wearing the mask is compulsory inside the museum and outside, a one-way visit in the museum park!


  • Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September at 3.30 pm: demonstration of field artillery, trenches and towing equipment
  • On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., in the city centre, we will see the troops on foot and between the Decathlon and Leroy-Merlin (from the Aushopping shopping centre) the presentation of military vehicles.
  • On Sunday at 10:30 am (in the Beauval-Verrière district) the Fanfare of the Grognards d'Epinal and place de la Cathédrale de Meaux les Troupes écossaises (51st Highland Division Memorial)
  • On Sundays from 14h-18h, in the park: life in the soldiers' bivouacs
  • The presentation of period vehicles: taxi de la Marne, Peugeot car of 1916...
  • It's the life of the hairy men of the First World War... that (among other things) this reconstitution presents
  • It is a unique and exceptional event in memory of those French and foreign soldiers who served their country
  • You will attend target practice, of arms seizures or to troop review
  • Carrier pigeons : Thanks to the association le Messager Meldois and the military dovecote museum, learn more about carrier pigeons. You can even choose your pigeon to send your message (price : 2€).
  • Meet nearly 300 reenactors and learn more about the daily life of the soldiers: cannon firing demonstrations, raising of colours, troop reviews, period forge, means of communication ...
  • Observation kites Discover reproductions of period kites, in flight and on the ground. In 14-18, they were used as observation posts for enemy troops.
  • Families will be able to exchange with the Great War enthusiasts in period costume.
  • The children make discover in a lively way the daily life of French, German, American or Scottish soldiers at the front. and the lives of civilians in the rear of the front line.



  • The museum has set up the Battle of the Marne 1914 Tour: 10 sites evoke the Battle of the Marne
  • It is a 40km tourist loop through the countryside and the towns and villages of the Pays de Meaux.
  • The departure is located at the American Monument in the Museum.
  • The tour can be done on foot, by bike or by car.

Practical information

View schedule details Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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