“The Marquis de Lafayette requires you to learn about the history of 18th century America in preparation for your coming to Camp at Vaussieux.”


Welcome to the 18th Century Hamlet, our new educational, fun and lively event. 😃

A great way to simply cross time and the Atlantic Ocean. 🌍

Presented by the associations A New World and Historium.

What is it ?

The 18th century hamlet is presented in the form of a small living camp with its reenactors. With their material and their educational and playful animations, they will make you discover French America in an immersive and playful way.

An event dedicated to Franco-American history and friendship, totally accessible to families and children as well as anyone curious or interested in history.

What can be done ?

Permanent activities of the Hamlet by its inhabitants:
– The army of King Louis XV and XVI in America.
– The life of the Amerindians: coureur des bois, a traveler with his canoe, food, cooking, etc…
– The history of the great peace of 1701 and the 7 years war.
– Exhibitions, presentation of models, projection of educational films.
– Presence of a blacksmith and armament.
– Presentation of the armament and shooting with powder.
– Various games; archery, preparing an ambush, recognizing animal tracks, etc…

Moreover, a different animation will be realized each day (treasure hunt, soldier’s school, participative quiz, theater scene, preparation of bread from a baker).

When ?

From August 1st to August 7th. Every day from 2pm to 6:30pm.

Refreshment stand will be available on site as well as a team of volunteers to accompany you in our century of lights.

How many ?

3 euros for an entrance, free for children until 5.

An outing easily accessible to families in order to discover the great history in a playful and immersive way.

How to join us ?

Find the 18th century hamlet near the town hall of Vaux-sur-Seulles.

10 minutes from Bayeux and less than 30 minutes from Caen by car. A parking lot will be at your disposal.

Rules (in french)