Historical reconstruction of the Camp de Vaussieux 2019


17 - 18 August 2019

In 1778, Louis XVI gathered 35,000 men at the Vaussieux camp, near Bayeux, including a number of regiments that went with Rochambeau to America to help Washington and the Insurgents free themselves from the British, which led to the victory of Yorktown and the independence of the United States.


In 2018, the association Un Nouveau Monde decided to rebuild this camp of Vaussieux and the manoeuvres that took place there on the occasion of its 240th anniversary. This event was a great success with more than 4,000 visitors.


In 2019, the association will carry out a new major reconstruction of this gathering with bivouacs and manoeuvres but also with a civilian camp of all trades related to the military as well as the celebrations and small pleasures that took place on this occasion.


You are warmly invited. Come and discover the military and civilian life, day and night, of the camp that gave birth to the United States.

A rich program for adults and children! 


Rebuilders from all over France will help you discover the daily life of the 1778 Camp de Vaussieux. 


As you can see on the program: shooting exercises, horse-drawn carriage rides, demonstrations of old-fashioned crafts and many other activities are on the agenda. 

Price: 3€ per adult - Free for children under 15 years old


Free activities except horse-drawn carriage rides, a ride in a fardier and a flight in a hot-air balloon are not free of charge 

Catering and rotisserie on site throughout the event

Location: Château de Vaussieux in Vaux-sur-Seulles near Bayeux, access by the D127