- Free of charge -

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

Wearing a mask is mandatory inside the museum and outside, one way to visit the museum park!


  • Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September at 3:30 pm: demonstration of field artillery, trenches and horse-drawn equipment
  • On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., in the city center, we will see the troops on foot and between Decathlon and Leroy-Merlin (from the shopping center Aushopping) the presentation of military vehicles
  • On Sunday at 10:30 am (in the Beauval-Verrière area) the Fanfare des Grognards d'Epinal and on the place de la Cathédrale de Meaux the Scottish Troops (51st Highland Division Memorial)
  • Sunday from 2pm to 6pm, in the park: life in the soldiers' bivouac
  • The presentation of period vehicles: cab of the Marne, Peugeot car of 1916?
  • It is the life of the poilus of the war of 14/18 that this reconstruction presents (among others)
  • It is a unique and exceptional event in memory of these French and foreign soldiers who served their country
  • You will attend gunfire demonstrations, of weapons or to troop review
  • Carrier pigeons : Thanks to the association "Messager Meldois" and the museum of the military dovecote, learn more about carrier pigeons. You can even choose your pigeon to send your message (price: 2?)
  • Meet nearly 300 re-enactors and learn more about the daily life of soldiers: demonstrations of cannon fire, raising of the colors, review of the troops, period forge, means of communication?
  • The observation kites Discover reproductions of kites of the period, in flight and on the ground. In 14-18, they were used as observation post of the 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 as well as the life of the civilians behind the front line



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

Practical information

See schedule details Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, 2020, from 9:30 am to 6 pm

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