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Lest We Forget – 100 Years

4th November 2018 - 13th November 2018

The Centenary of the End of WWI

“The sons and the daughters of the people have done it”
Prime Minister David Lloyd George
11th November 1918

2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I and the region will be commemorating the centenary with a host of events across the weekend. Contact your local office de tourisme for info on what’s going on where you are and check out our list below.


Monday 5th

11.30am Inauguration of the restored Monument aux morts

Tuesday 6th (7pm) & Wednesday 7th (8pm)

Theatre Production: Du Bruit et de Fureur at theThéâtre de l’Archipel

Saturday 10th

10.10am WWI in music and literature at the Médiathèque
3pm Inauguration of the memorial to Perpignan residents lost during WWI at Square Bir Hakeim

Sunday 11th

8.45am Peace bell inauguration and memorial mass
10.30am Unfurling of the flag of peace on the Esplanade du Souvenir Français
11am Commemoration service in the allées Maillol
4.30pm Concert: Tsigane et Requiem pour la paix

Tuesday 13th

6.30pm Dance performance inspired by WWI at the Conservatoire (free)

Monday 5th – Sunday 11th

Exhibition: Regards d’enfants d’hier et d’aujourd’hui at the Couvent des Minimes

Until 2nd December

Exhibition: Perpignan pendant la Grande Guerre at the Couvent des Minimes

Saint Cyprien

Friday 9th

2pm Commemorative walk (primary school students and veterans) and laying of flowers
3pm Songs and poems inspired by Les Poilus

Saturday 10th

2.30pm – 3.15pm Film screening ‘Le Souvenir Français) at the Mairie
3pm – 5pm Family Escape Game – solve codes and enigmas based on WWI

Sunday 11th

11am Commemoration service
12pm Releasing of white doves
12.15pm Speech from the Maire
12.30pm Vin d’honneur (apéritif)

Friday 9th – Wednesday 14th

Exhibition: Les As de la Grande Guerre at the Médiathèque – images honouring the great aviators from WWI

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd

Exhibition: 11 novembre at the Collections de Saint Cyprien – war drawings by François Desnoyer as well as an exhibition of art work created by local college students

Le Boulou

Friday 9th

6pm Conference : ‘1918, des Offensives allemandes à la victoire’ by Renaud Martinez at the Mairie

Sunday 11th

9.30am Mass of Peace at Eglise Sainte-Marie
10.45am Commemorative procession (from the Mairie)
11am Ceremony at the monument aux morts
11.45am Apéritif at the Mairie

Thursday 1st – Thursday 15th

Exhibition: Renefer : Correspondances et Œuvres de Guerre 1914-1918 at the Maison de l’Histoire – correspondence and artwork by Renefer during his time at the Front

Monday 5th – Friday 30th

Exhibition: Hommage aux Boulounencqs de la Grande Guerre at the Médiathèque – honouring the residents of Le Boulou during WWI


Tuesday 6th

3pm Unveiling of commemorative plaques for local soliders at the two primary schools

Sunday 11th

9.45am Commeroative service at the Mairie
3pm ‘Murmures des tranchés’ – theatrical production for the whole family at the Théâtre des Aspres

Friday 26th October – Friday 28th December

Exhibition: Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale at the Salle Jeantet

Argelès sur Mer

Thursday 8th

6.30pm War stories from Occupied France told from a female perspective

Sunday 11th

10.30am Speech from the Maire
11am Sounding of the ceasefire followed by procession to the cemetary for wreath laying and inauguration of the monument aux morts
2.30pm Film screening Au revoir la-haut at the Cinéma Jaurès

Maureillas las Illas

Saturday 10th

8.30pm Theatre production inspired by Clémenceau “Père de la Victoire” at the Musée du Liège

Sunday 11th

10.30am Commemoration service

Exhibition: L’affiche dans la Guerre at the Mairie


Sunday 11th

10am Inauguration of exhibitions (see below)
10.50am Commemoration service at the Monument aux morts
12pm Vin d’honneur at the Salle des fêtes

Monday 5th – Tuesday 27th

Exhibition: Les enfants de Théza morts pour la Patrie, Théza pendant la Grande Guerre, Le Monument aux morts, La Grande Guerre et le Roussillon  at the Mairie
Exhibtion: La Grande Guerre racontée en bande-dessinée at the library

Ille sur Tet

Friday 12th October – Tuesday 13th November

Exhibition: Portraits de Poilus de la Communauté de Communes Roussillon Conflent and artwork by local school children.

Prats de Mollo

Friday 2nd – Tuesday 7th

Exhibition: La Grande Guerre at the Mairie


Sunday 11th

11am Commemoration service

If you know of any other events, please let us know


4th November 2018
13th November 2018
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Pyrenees Orientales