WWI as seen from the sky, Meaux Musée de la Grande Guerre air show

On Saturday June 23, 2018, the Musée de la Grande Guerre makes us relive the war with a wonderful air show.

This Saturday June 23, 2018, Meaux Musée de la Grande Guerre expects you for an exceptional day of reconstruction. Just before the Meaux AirShow and on the occasion of the centennial air show, the Musée de la Grande Guerre organizes a day free of charge about aviation.

To host the day, the Escadrille Quentin Roosevelt association in Château-Thierry will come and tell you about the aviation during WWI with 1/3 scale plane models: Nieuport 17 in tribute to Escadrille La Fayette, Nieuport 28, the exact replica of Quentin Roosevelt’s plane, Fokker, Eindecker and Spad XIII will be on the museum’s pitch.

La Grande Guerre vue du ciel, le show aérien du Musée de la Grande Guerre de Meaux

Passionate of historical planes will answer all your questions about period planes and a workshop enabling you to build wooden plane models allow kids to know more about aerodynamics!

At 3:30 p.m., the free concert of the Ensemble de Calliopée will take us back in 1914-1918 with trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba gathered for a brass quintet for 45 minutes.

And the highlight of the day, the reconstruction of dogfights at 5 p.m.!

German planes and French planes from 1914-1918 will fight each other in the air while French and German armies will try to defend their position on the ground with machine guns.

This reconstruction will allow you to feel the tension of the violence of WWI thanks to Michel Geindre’s (flights director) staging with comments provided by Rémi Paque and Meaux AirShow planes and pilotes!

During the show, discover Red Baron’s Fokker DRI and Quentin Roosevelt’s Nieuport each leading their patrol.

On the ground, French and German armies will try to defend their position with machine guns (that are obviously not loaded!).

Enjoy the day and go visit the museum. Opened barely 6 years ago, the Musée de la Grande Guerre is a true gem, and can be visited by everyone, starting form 5 years old. This project, which is Jean-Pierre Verney’s, a history enthusiast who spent 50 years of his life trying to gather 50,000 items form WWI, soldier outfits, tanks, the Marne taxis as well as daily objects used behind the lines.

De terre et d’acier au Musée de la Grande Guerre

 Currently, the Musée de la Grande Guerre devotes an exhibition to Families during WWI, between heartbreaks when leaving for the front and being scared of the (non)return, featuring deeply moving family stores who sent letters and children who hopped to see their fathers back…

Go there, you won’t regret it.

Elodie D.
Last updated on 15 June 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
On 23 June 2018
From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.



    Rue Lazare Ponticelli
    77100 Meaux

    accès au spectacle: Free
    accès au musée pour les -26 ans: 5 €
    accès au musée: 10 €

    Recommended age
    From 5 years old

    Official website

    More information
    Circulation interdite aux abords du musée, parking gratuit sur le Champs de Foire à Meaux et navettes gratuites jusqu'au musée

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