The Musée de la Grande Guerre reenactment weekend is an unmissable event for History lovers. On Saturday September 5 and Sunday 6, 2020, 200 WWI passionates expect us in their period costumes in a military camp and invite us to go back in time, to 1914, 50 kilometers (31.06 mi) from Paris.
14-18 re-enactors are so passionate they allow children and the general public to discover more about the daily life during WWI. We learn more about French, German and American soldiers' dail lives, as well as the roles of nurses, cotes, cooks and so on in a very playful and pleasant atmosphere.
The experience totally suits children who find fitted answers and many illustrations that they cannot find in books.
Highlights of this weekend of reconstitution:
We attended it in 2017, and we loved the atmosphere:
This free event is the occasion to visit the museum with its wonderful collection featuring 65,000 items. The museum is open to all, even to children from 5 years old thanks to a reassuring family area, and it's free on the first Sunday of each month!
Last but not least, this year, a circuit enables us to follow the footsteps of the first battle of the Marne that took place from September 5 to 12, 1914. By foot, in car or on a bus, walk the 40km across the country and cities and villages of the Pays de Meaux, discovering 10 sites about the Battle of the Marne. On your way, VR stations, Timescope, take you to the landscape as it used to be back in 1914. An application also enables you to read stories, facts, see pictures and videos all along the walk and in iconic places of this fight. Do not forget to book a seat on the bus!
Dates and Opening Time
From 5 September 2020 to 6 September 2020
Musée de la Grande Guerre
Rue Lazare Ponticelli
accès au musée le dimanche: Free
accès au musée, -8 ans: Free
accès au musée le samedi: 10 €
visite du musée: 10 €
From 5 years old
Horaires : 09h30-18h