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European heritage days 2021

Discover the programm of the European Heritage Days 2021 in the Somme - The Great War


 

Cité souterraine de Naours, Somme© Jérôme Halatre

The underground city of Naours (5, rue des Carrières, 80260, NAOURS) : 
All week-end : 

  • Free guided tours, activities in the park (Traditional Picardie games) and Tours of the new mill

Do not miss : On Saturday, the 18th september at 4pm : New mill official opening 

Sir John Monash Centre (Route de Villers Bretonneux, 80800, FOUILLOY
All week-end : 

  • Pictures book : « Australians on the Western front » offered to each visitors while stock lasts
Do not miss : On Saturday, the 18th and Sunday, the 19th september at 10am, 11am , 2pm (in english) and 3pm, guided tours of the Villers-Bretonneux military cemetery and australian national memorial. Limited attendees, booking mandatory : info@sjmc.gov.au.
 
Franco-Australian museum (9, rue Victoria, 80800, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX) :
All week-end (1.30pm- 5pm) :
  • Australian artist’s art collection
  • Exhibition : Old unseen postal cards of Villers-Bretonneux before and during the Great War

 

Uniforme, Historial de la grande guerre, Somme© Nicolas Bryant
On Sunday, the 19th September : 
  • Depot-workshop tours
  • Locomotors shows

Do not miss : On Sunday, the 19th September at 2pm, 3.05pm, 4.10pm and 5.15pm : Steam train rides

Peronne's Historial of the Great War : 
All week-end : 

  • Exhibition of the new acquisition « Soldat une Nonne, Vergewaltgung », 1924, Otto Dix, 51st etching 
  • Reopening of the Gards Room – Exhibition : « From the Middle Ages to the Great War »
  • Family exhibit-games : « Méline tells … stories about hives », « animals in the garden »
  • Exhibitions: « War and vegetal », « Embroidered tissues »
  • Digital treasure hunt with the app Explorama
  • Observation: « Guess où am I … ! »
  • Vegetal Adventure: booklet given at the entrance 
  • Themed open doors to photographs and painters: « War and vegetal » or « The castle tells its story »

Do not miss : 

  • On Friday, 17th September at 2pm – 2.45pm and 3pm – 3.45pm : Gourmet tour– « Apples and pears to crunch in the Garden of Peace »
  • On Saturday, the 18th September: 
    10am – 11.45 pm : Young public workshop « In the way of   Arcimboldo » - 45 min – booking needed.
    11am : Flash tours « The Gardens of Peace »
    2.30pm : Flash tours « War and environnement »
    9 pm – 11 pm : 7 mappings on the Historial and one on the City Hall
  • On Sunday, the 19th September: 
    9.30am – 6pm : Meetings : «Stories of Hives », « Seelie’s soaps », « The small jars », «Scalpel & Matula »
    10am-11.45am : Young public workshop « In the way of Arcimboldo » - 45 min – booking needed.
    11am : Flash tours « The Gardens of Peace »
    2.30pm : Flash tours « War and environnement »

​Thiepval memorial
All le week-end : 

  • Family exhibit-games : « Trees », Vegetal Adventure : booklet given at the entrance and themed open doors to photographs and painters: « War and vegetal » or « The castle tells its story »
Centre d'interprétation de Vignacourt 14-18© CBojda

Vignacourt 14-18
All week-end :

  • Open doors 

Do not miss

  • On Saturday, the 18th September et 2pm : Model aircraft construction – since 9 yo – Free – booking needed
  • On Sunday, the 19th September at 2pm : Model aircraft construction – since 9 yo – Free – booking needed

​Commonwealth War Graves Commission
All week-end :

  • Open doors and tours of the interpretative center at The CWGC Expérience in Beaurains
  • Craftmens shows at The CWGC Expérience and at the Arras memorial, Faubourg d’Amiens

Do not miss : 

  • On Saturday, the 18th September at 9.30am-10.30am : Conference held by M. M. Merckel – Historian : « Sports, unexepected heritage of the First World War »
  • On Sunday, the 19th September at 3.30am-11am : Conference held by M. L. Wiart – Director of Heritage, Archaeology and Tourism - City of Arras: « The Commonwealth troops in the Artois area during the Great War »
Cantigny, Somme© Samuel Crampon
Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne © Nicolas Bryant
Mémorial de Thiepval © Aerophotostudio
Centre Sir John Monash © Centre Sir John Monash
Mémorial Terre-Neuvien de Beaumont-Hamel, Somme© Nicolas Bryant