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Centre Vignacourt
Opening on 10 April 2018.

During the Great War, Vignacourt was used for French and Allied logistics. Louis and Antoinette Thuillier lived in the village and were keen amateur photographers. They began taking photographs of the soldiers of different nationalities who were billeted in the village in their farmhouse. In 2010 an Australian television station (Channel Seven) uncovered 4000 photographic plates in the Thuillier’s old attic and, conscious of the exceptional character and historical value of this collection, the French and Australian authorities now wish to share its history. Vignacourt 14-18 welcomes you to the Thuillier’s renovated farmhouse which is devoted to their photograph collection. This exhibition tells the story of life behind the lines. It’s a history full of humanity, where the little personal stories provide insight into the greater history of the war.

Useful Information

  • Opening hours:

April to October -
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 6pm 
Saturdays and Sundays: 2pm to 6pm
November to March -
Tuesday to Saturday: 1.30pm to 5pm
Closed in December & January & 1 May

  • Tariffs: adults/€5 – reduced price/€3 (job seekers, war veterans)
  • Groups from 15 pax & school groups/€2 per person + free accompanying adult (bookings required)

196 rue d’Amour
80650 Vignacourt
+33 (0)6 73 69 55 49
Memory place type: 
Aside bloc: 
Vignacourt 14-18
Location Lat/Long: 
POINT (2.194815 50.014715)
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