Events at Bourlon

Bourlon is commemorating WW1 in November!

le Samedi 25 nov 2017

The village will commemorate on Saturday, November 25th, the centennial of the Bataille of Bourlon.


At 2 p.m.: at Bourlon wood, official opening of two interpretive panels

Tribute to Lt HW Windeler Panel by the Windeler family

Tribute to Grenadiers Guards by an officer from the regiment


At 4 p.m: rue du Marais (official opening of a interpretive panel)

Bourlon Wood Battle

Tribute to the Tank Corps


5 p.m.: rue du chemin vert (official opening of a interpretive panel)

Tribute to the soldier J. Himmelreich by the Himmelreich family


From 24 through 27 november: exhibit in "Salle Polyvalente".

9 a.m. - noon and 2 p.m. 6 p.m.

Material: tankers, german emergency center, british stretchers bearers , life in the trenches

Postcards and miscellaneous documents

Children works: Victor Hugo School, Saint Joseph School and College


Walking tour "Around Bourlon"

Free access - Departure from the city hall

On the footprints of the Great War in Bourlon



City Hall: 03 27 82 50 43


In partnership with the following associations:

Mémoire et Patrimoine

Histoire et Collection

Crayons et Pinceaux

Chorale "La Clé des chants"

Anciens Combattants de Bourlon

Gardes d'Honneur de Lorette

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