THE TERRITORY OF MEMORIES : PLACES AND MONUMENTS FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR

How to come

Museum adress

Rue Lazare Ponticelli - 77100 Meaux 

Phone : 01 60 32 14 18

Access by car and public transport

Schedule

09.30 to 6.00, open throughout

Closed Tuesdays, 1 May, 25 December.

Annual closure from January 8 to January 19

Prices

Full price : €10

Reduced price : between €5 and €9 (On presentation of proof)

All prices

THE TERRITORY OF MEMORIES : PLACES AND MONUMENTS FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR

In September 1914, the Pays de Meaux area entered the First World War with the Battle of the Marne.

The history of this war was formed by many places and monuments which still bear the traces of the fighting.

The Pays de Meaux Great War Museum takes you straight into the world of civilians and soldiers during the 1914-18 War. This place will also prepare you for exploring the various memorials and monuments to the dead that chart the period of the First World War in the Pays de Meaux area.

 

"Battle of the Marne 1914" Circuit

When you leave the Great War Museum in Meaux, continue your journey in the footsteps of the soldiers at the Battle of the Marne, discovering the places and men who made History.

A 40km tourist trail through the countryside with 10 sites to visit, evoking a decisive First World War battle, in a landscape that has hardly changed.

The region is dotted with numerous places evoking memories:

  • The Charles Péguy Memorial and the Great Tomb at Villeroy
  • St-Barthélémy's Church,
  • Notre Dame de la Marne Monument at Barcy,
  • The Bois du Télégraphe (Télégraphe Wood), Guy Hugot-Derville's monument and the Monument des Quatre Routes (Monument of the Four Roads) at Penchard
  • The Civilian cemetery, the French military necropolis, and the German military cemetery at Chambry
  • The American Monument on the heights of Meaux

Contact

Meaux Tourist Information Office

Telephone No.: 01 64 33 02 26


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Discovery game “Marne 14” for families visiting the area

Download the Marne 14 app and take on quest as a family which will lead you to the historical site of the First Battle of Marne

ADDRESS AND CONTACT

Rue Lazare Ponticelli,
77100 Meaux
Lat : 48.971432  Long : 2.904724
Telephone No. : 01 60 32 14 18

OPENING TIMES

09.30 to 6.00, open throughout
Closed Tuesdays, 1 May, 25 December, January 1st
Annual closure from January 8 to January 19, 2018

PRICES

Full price: €10
Reduced price: between €5 and €7 (On presentation of proof)

All prices