Napoleonic Wars Forum

The Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815

The Campaign of 1814

Section for discussing events that have been organised to mark Napoleonic bicentenaries.

The Campaign of 1814

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » May 22nd, 2014, 8:07 pm

Wondering where to holiday this summer? The countryside of NE France near the battlefields of the 1814 Campaign is pretty and peaceful, now. There are information boards in many of the villages.

Monuments in Piney, France.jpg
Monuments in Piney, France.jpg (402.81 KiB) Viewed 1145 times

1814 Campaign signs.jpg
1814 Campaign signs.jpg (413.97 KiB) Viewed 1145 times

English text.jpg
English text.jpg (435.25 KiB) Viewed 1145 times


http://www.champagne-ardenne-tourism.co ... 814_GB.pdf gives you information about the sites.

Sarah
Friends of the British Cemetery, Elvas
User avatar
FBC-Elvas, Portugal
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 2289
Joined: June 18th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: The Campaign of 1814

Postby Owen » May 22nd, 2014, 9:43 pm

Thanks Sarah, this is interesting and serious food for thought. I am in the running for a posting to Brussels in the autumn, fingers crossed...this is just the sort of thing that could occupy a weekend!

Owen
"How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven" Spike Milligan
User avatar
Owen
Participating Member
 
Posts: 113
Joined: December 2nd, 2012, 12:23 am
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: The Campaign of 1814

Postby Dominique T. » May 23rd, 2014, 3:49 pm

User avatar
Dominique T.
Senior Member
 
Posts: 424
Joined: November 27th, 2011, 10:04 am
Location: Belgium

Re: The Campaign of 1814

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » May 23rd, 2014, 6:59 pm

Owen wrote:Thanks Sarah, this is interesting and serious food for thought. I am in the running for a posting to Brussels in the autumn, fingers crossed...this is just the sort of thing that could occupy a weekend!

Owen


Boa sorte! Bonne chance!! I think you might need several weekends. The Campaign was spread over a wide swath of NE France and many of the battlefields have not been built over. It's a lovely area that you'll enjoy, hopefully coming back to again and again. Start at Brienne le Chateau, where Napoleon started. Very interesting museum there in the Emperor's former school building.

Sarah
Friends of the British Cemetery, Elvas
User avatar
FBC-Elvas, Portugal
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 2289
Joined: June 18th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: The Campaign of 1814

Postby Dominique T. » May 27th, 2014, 7:03 am

But hurry, the museum at Brienne is closing at the end of June for renovation. (until 2015-16)
User avatar
Dominique T.
Senior Member
 
Posts: 424
Joined: November 27th, 2011, 10:04 am
Location: Belgium

Re: The Campaign of 1814

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » May 27th, 2014, 7:38 am

Owen, this link might interest you too.
http://www.champagne-ardenne-tourism.co ... paign.aspx

Sarah
Friends of the British Cemetery, Elvas
User avatar
FBC-Elvas, Portugal
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 2289
Joined: June 18th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: The Campaign of 1814

Postby Mark » May 28th, 2014, 2:14 pm

Thanks, Sarah and Dominique! Perhaps we should have a dedicated thread for Napoleonic related holidays?

Mark
Mark Simner BA (Hons) MSc | Web: http://marksimner.me.uk | Twitter @marksimner
User avatar
Mark
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3614
Joined: May 12th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Location: United Kingdom


Return to Napoleonic Bicentenaries

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron