BICENTENARY 2021

Historical Re-enactments, Workshop, Exhibition - Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France

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Saturday, July 3, 2021, from 10am to 11pm - Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France.

The commemorations in Montereau will take place both in the town centre, where a parade of Napoleonic military troops will be held on the bridges of Montereau, and in the Parc des Noues.

Re-enactments of bivouacs, activities, craft market, children's workshops, exhibition, conference, shows... So many events will be held to commemorate the bicentenary of Napoleon's death.

10am-7pm | Reconstitution of a bivouac of the Napoleonic era, of a civil village with Napoleonic animations in the Parc des Noues:

  • Training of the rider under the Empire with the race of the heads,
  • Pistol shooting,
  • Skirmishes horsemen against horsemen and horsemen against infantrymen,
  • Craft market.

Animations for children around various workshops:

  • Creation of Napoleon's hat and sculpture workshop;
  • Manufacture of small napoleonic soldiers in clay;
  • Shooting range and wooden games;
  • Educational farm and pony ride;
  • Initiation to drumming, juggling, with a fire-eating show;
  • Discover the old market in the form of a treasure hunt;
  • Short sketches of the battle of Montereau ;
  • Animation for children around books about Napoleon.

15h | Parade of troops on the bridges of Montereau around the statue of Napoleon.

7pm to 11pm | Catering on the spot with gastronomic dishes of the period.

21h | Dance show under the Empire.

23h | Great live show "sound, light & video" retracing the life of Napoleon and the imperial epic.

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This event has been approved by the scientific committee of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities as part of the commemoration of the 2021 bicentenary. More info here.

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