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Fête de la Libération

Cultural ,  Commemoration in Gourin
  • Gourin celebrates the Liberation on August 5 and 6, 2023 and inaugurates Miss Liberty on Sunday!

  • Since 2021, the association Gourin Historique has organized the city's Liberation Day every year. It was on August 5, 1944 that the first vehicles of the 6th American Armored Division crossed Gourin, triggering the jubilation of the population. American convoys continued to pass through the city for several days. To commemorate the 79th anniversary of this event, a WWII camp will be set up in the Parc de Tronjoly on Friday July 4th. The Bretagne TransAmerica association will take advantage...
    Since 2021, the association Gourin Historique has organized the city's Liberation Day every year. It was on August 5, 1944 that the first vehicles of the 6th American Armored Division crossed Gourin, triggering the jubilation of the population. American convoys continued to pass through the city for several days. To commemorate the 79th anniversary of this event, a WWII camp will be set up in the Parc de Tronjoly on Friday July 4th. The Bretagne TransAmerica association will take advantage of the organization of this festive weekend to inaugurate the bronze Statue of Liberty, which has been installed on the Place de la Victoire, a nod to Breton emigration to the USA. The inauguration is of course open to all. Saturday August 5, 2023 Parc de Tronjoly: reconstruction of an Allied camp from the Second World War: exhibitions, entertainment, jeep rides, reconstruction scenes Château de Tronjoly: cultural exhibitions (paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc.), emigration museum Bretons in America, museum of old tools, museum of geology Catering: oysters, mussels and fries, pancakes, snacks 9.30 p.m.: On the Tronjoly camp: 2-hour "show 44" on the greatest American hits of the 2nd World War with "USA Concept" From 12:30 a.m.: at the Starman, in the city center: "La Fête des Libertés" on the occasion of the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty by Gourin Sunday August 6, 2023 10.30 a.m.: start of the parade 11 a.m.: commemoration of the liberation of Gourin Followed by the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty 12 p.m.: reception at the Tronjoly park Catering: oysters, mussels and fries, pancakes, snacks Parc de Tronjoly: reconstruction of an Allied camp from the Second World War: exhibitions, events, jeep rides, reconstruction scenes (blank firing) Château de Tronjoly: cultural exhibitions, museum of Breton emigration to America, museum old tools, geology museum 4 p.m.: the painter Steven Gonidec will paint to music at the Tronjoly farmhouse