In 1803, seven hundred barracks were built on the territory of Coudekerque-Branche to house the third division of the fourth army corps. For two years (1803-1805), General Gudin will continually have his infantry execute maneuvers to make them the elite corps of "The Immortal Gudin Division".
General Louis Thévenet (1770-1846), Mayor of Coudekerque-Branche, also covered himself with glory on several battlefields of the 1st Empire such as Austerlitz, Auerstedt and Eylau. The municipality of Coudekerque-Branche is committed to highlighting the 1st Empire through a multi-epoch camp and exhibitions in the Jean-Vilar cultural complex, which can host exhibitions, conferences, assemblies and film screenings.
as well as concerts, shows and galas. In addition, for over thirty years now, the "Fête de la Nature et de la Flandre" (Nature and Flanders Festival) has been held on the first weekend in September, with a regional dimension. Over the years, it has become a tradition. Finally, Coudekerque-Branche belongs to the natural region of Blootland, characterised by a flat landscape and the presence of numerous controlled canals.
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A cruise through history in Coudekerque-Branche (FR) on 17 June 2023. On 17 June 2023, the town of Coudekerque-Branche will ...
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