Historical reenactment weekend at the Musée de la Grande Guerre

Published by Elodie D. · Photos by Julie M. · Published on 4 March 2019 at 17h00 · Updated on 8 March 2019 at 18h24
For the weekend - April 6 to 7, 2019 - the Musée de la Grande Guerre welcomes a huge military camp. For two days, let's meet over 100 re-enactors offering us cannon fire demonstrations, meals in a field kitchen and release of carrier pigeons. Children and adults love it, look at our video of the edition 2017!

The Musée de la Grande Guerre reenactment weekend is an unmissable event for History lovers. On Saturday April 6 and Sunday 7, 2019, 100 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. 

Highlights of this weekend of reconstitution:

  • Walk-on actors parade:
    Walk-on actors will parade with taxis, ambulances, Ford T… you’re expected on Saturday in Place du Marché in Meaux from 11 a.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. Place du Marché in Beauval for a parade before making it to the Musée de la Grande Guerre.

  • WWI French soldiers’ meal:
    For lunch, cooks provide you a "WWI French soldiers' meal" cooked all morning in the field kitchen... On the menu, stew on Saturday and poulet basquaise on Sunday. Come and enjoy from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for €9 per person.

  • Reenactment of the life in a military camp.

  • WWI Bread sale:
    The bread created during WWI is based on a recipe suited to food shortage (buckwheat and rye flours and chicory roots)

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, don't think twice and go!

Practical information

Opening Time
From 6 April 2019 to 7 April 2019



    Rue Lazare Ponticelli
    77100 Meaux


    Recommended age
    From 5 years old

    Average duration
    2 h

    Official website

    More informations
    Horaires : 09h30-18h

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