Destination Napoleon 2022

Multi-epoch camp

From 16 to 18 September 2022. Coudekerque-Branche, France.

Multi-epoch camp. Coudekerque Branche

In the context of the European Heritage Days in Francethe city of Coudekerque-Branche is organising a multi-epoch camp at the Vernaelde farm from 16 to 18 September 2022. Among the activities proposed for the Napoleon period covering the Revolution and the 1st Empire, we find:

  • The soldiers' uniforms
  • Presentation of the different units
  • Presentation of a General Staff
  • Military strategy
  • Presentation of the construction of a bridge
  • Manoeuvre demonstration
  • Learning about training
  • Calligraphy
  • My grandfather, soldier of Napoleon
  • The soldier's meal
  • Daily life
  • The weapons
  • Customs and Gendarmerie

This event is an important educational and recreational moment for the region. On Friday 16 September, the multi-epoch camp will welcome 2,400 pupils from CE1 to 5e, i.e. approximately 100 classes from 30 schools in the region.

Many re-enactment groups will participate in the event. Those concerned with the Napoleonic period are :

  • The Vandamme Brigade (Coudekerque-Branche 59)
  • 2nd Chasseurs à Pied (Jemappes Belgium)
  • 48th Line (Erques Belgium)
  • 3 Swiss line (Jemappes Belgium)
  • 4th line (Cottenchy 80)
  • 13th light infantry regiment (Cormont 62)
  • The Pontonniers de la Garde (Rache 59)
  • 15th Gendarmerie Legion (Leffrinckoucke 59)

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