French Flanders & Artois WW1 Events
This page provides information about events related to the First World War taking place on and around the French Flanders and Artois battlefields. Index to the listings:
- Remembrance Ceremony
- Weekly Act of Remembrance, Notre Dame de Lorette
- 11 November 2015 Informal Ceremony of Remembrance, Canadian National Vimy Memorial
- Exhibition Exposition 1914-1917: Bailleul à l'arrière du front
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Weekly Act of Remembrance: Souvenir Flame
Sundays (Palm Sunday to 11 November inclusive) at 11.45 hours
Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez
Each Sunday from Palm Sunday to 11 November at 11.45 hours the “Souvenir Flame” in the centre of the cemetery is rekindled by the leader of the Honour Guards on duty that day.
11 November 2015 at 11.00 hours
Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial
An informal ceremony will be led by the student Canadian guides. Details can be obtained from the Veterans Affairs Canada website:
Website: www.veterans.gc.ca Vimy
Exposition 1914-1917: Bailleul à l'arrière du front
To 30 September 2015
Musée Benoît-De-Puydt, 24 rue du Musée, 59270 Bailleul
Charges: Adults Euros 4,10; concessions Euros 3,20
With extracts from the correspondence of a mother to her son on the front, the exhibition takes you into the privacy of a family from Bailleul during the German occupation (8-14 October 1914) and the presence of the British Army (October 1914 – April 1918). The exhibition focuses on the cohabitation between the inhabitants of Bailleul and the British, and more particularly on the necessary adaptation to this situation. By using multimedia means and by presenting paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and archives, the museum recreates the everyday life in Bailleul during the Great War. The texts and the videos presented in the exhibition are translated into English.
The museum is open every day except Tuesday from 14.00 to 17.30 hours. The museum is closed on Whit Monday, Ascension Thursday, 15 August and 11 November. Group visits daily from 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00 are welcome by reservation at Euros 3,20 per person + Euros 45 for the visit with a guide.
Website: www.ville-bailleul.fr Musée Benoît de Puydt
Telephone: +33 3 28 49 12 70