6th Legion VICTRIX
The sixth legion was one of a legions recruited by Jules Ceasar in Cisalpine, for his Gaul campaign in 52 B-C. Those veterans, who then settled in Arelate (Arles), soon took the name of COLONIA IULIA PATERNA ARELATENSIUM SEXTANORUM. This association was interested in everything surrounding history and antique civilization. It revives this glorious legion by reconstructing the closest historical reality of the arms, equipment and combats.
Contact: Philipe FERRANDEAU – Tél : +33 6 14 20 27 87 - firstname.lastname@example.org
This Celt troop evokes a soldier’s life during the wars in Gauls during the 2nd century. The reconstitutions are founded on a recent discovery and are concentrated on the cultural material found in the area of Amiens, from where the association takes its name.
Contact : Stéphane GAUDEFFROY – email@example.com
This troop is specialized in harnessing and had also reconstructed two Roman wars chariots back to their original state. They use different techniques to recreate chariot races, as close as they were during Roman antiquity.
Contact : Ange RUIZ – firstname.lastname@example.org
ARS MAIORUM means « The Tradition of our Ancestors» it represents the foundation of the concept of Roman traditionalism, where its social life norms arose. The ARS MAIORUM Associations takes us back to the heart of the Antiquity, in 27 B-C to help us revive history in a practical method called Experimental Archeology.
Contact : Eric TEYSSIER – email@example.com
Pascal Minne, professional multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and ancient history, archaeology and musicology enthusiast, participates in historical re-enactments involving ancient music.
He organises and runs various shows and workshops on ancient music.
Contact : Pascal MINNE – firstname.lastname@example.org – 03 83 44 69 98
This is an Association of Gallo-Roman historical reconstruction that existed in the 2nd century. This name is a contraction of « Bagaco Nervio » as found on the famous map of Peutinger and indicates the Antique city of Bavay. This Association dedicates its work to a rich, bygone period, by giving performances and military demonstrations.
Contact : François DEFOSSE - email@example.com
A non-profit association, set up in January 2011, with the aim of reviving a social group in Gaul in the 3rd century BC, living on the future territory of the Ardennes Département (08). Their research is based on archaeological work (dissertations, reviews) and on the experience of existing groups (Trimatrici, Leuki, Ambiani). The name has been taken from that of a Celto-Germani tribe, the Caeroesi (the shepherds), referred to by Caesar in his comments on the revolt of the Belgic tribes, led by Ambiorix the Eburon. The Caeroesi provided a contingent of warriors for the army of Ambiorix.
Contact: Pascal LAGRANGE - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carthago is a historic re-enactment troupe specialising in the second Punic War in the last quarter of the 3rd century BC. It is made up of ancient history enthusiasts.
Contact: ATPL PASCAL MINNE - email@example.com
The foremost aim of this Provençal classic horse riding company is to teach natural horsemanship and the basics of horse riding through adapted and customised services. Recently, Equi-Staff has expanded its field of action to illustrate the use of horses through different periods and different styles. From Roman times with their military manoeuvres to Western riding, through the tournaments of the Middle Ages to today’s Horseball tournaments and Camargue riding, Equi-Staff offers a panorama of horses through the ages thanks to keen professional reenactors.
Contact : Jérémy ESTELLON – + 33 6 20 94 19 00
Institut Français de la Narbonnaise
The Institut Français de la Narbonnaise is an association from Cap d’Agde. Dating from Ist century BC, they are referring themselves to practical method of Experimental Archeology. With this association we travel throughout different paths of the everyday Antique life, by using gastronomy and military life.
Contact : Jean Marc MELILLI – firstname.lastname@example.org
The re-enactment troupe consists of men and women passionate about Celtic history and archaeology. The aim of the Lance Arverne is to re-enact how the Arvernes used to live and their craftsmanship techniques from the early 1st century BC until the Gallic War, situated in its geographic and historical context. More generally, the troupe presents Gallic civilisation and society in a light more in line with recent scientific and archaeological data, rectifying a certain number of clichés and preconceived, often caricatural ideas disseminated by the media.
Contact: Thomas LOBO - email@example.com
This association brings together some twenty people, and aims to study the peoples who lived at the edge of the Roman world, and introduce them to the general public as much as possible. Their activities are the result of research based on literary, iconographic and archaeological sources.
Contact: Patrick BERBERIAN – Tél.: +33 4 72 74 49 28 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Mercenaires du Temps
Les Mercenaires du Temps company is a team of combatants and civilians who offer cultural activities as well as street entertainment and shows. During the shows they present demonstrations of battles, sword fights (gladiators or mediaeval) and even workshops for children. The scenery, costumes, arms and shields are made by the artists who founded the company. The scenarios are original and inspired by history.
Contact : Robert DUPOUX – email@example.com
Pradinas Animal Park - Jean-Philippe Roman
Jean-Philippe Roman, a wild animal enthusiast, recognised in the world of animals and the cinema, does not hesitate to pull out all the stops in this animal park where everything needs to be done to restore the collection of animals to be bought. At the age of 18 he became a professional and travelled Europe. At the age of 20 he saved the animal who was to become the star turn of his shows: Malek, a brown bear weighing 700 kg. His passion for wild animals grew from this encounter.
Contact: Jean-Philippe ROMAN - firstname.lastname@example.org
The HastaLuegos have set up residence in their vast Nimes estate, which is a horse-riding centre unlike any other. Its principal vocation is to be a show-riding stable, as well as bringing together enthusiasts.
The HastaLuego horses are themselves multi-talented performers, primarily devoted to equestrian shows. They can perform the classic dressage figures to perfection when mounted or on the rein. The entire work philosophy consists of understanding and enhancing the specific qualities of each horse. Riders and horses can thus give the very best of themselves to give equestrian performances the dimension specific to HastaLuego who, like fine jewellers, put polish on the raw material. The true performer is the horse.
Contact: Sylvie - 06 17 17 21 29 - email@example.com
With this troupe from the Oise, we return to the 1st century BC, revisiting the great battles fought by Gallic auxiliary troops. Their work comes in addition to that of archaeologists and historians, which it endeavours to complete with the reconstruction of equipment, clothes and objects from Ancient Roman times. Its aim is also to pass on this knowledge to all kinds of audiences in order to help people gain further insight into Gallo-Roman civilisation (the cradle of our civilisation) – in a fun, lively manner.
Contacts: Sébastien LEMOINE - firstname.lastname@example.org
Voyageurs du temps
This company specialises in historic events, from Ancient civilisations to the 19th century. The Voyageurs du temps company offers total immersion in the various periods with costumes, scenery and corresponding props, a craftsmen’s market with stalls, military troops and their camp-sites, daily life and tent village.
Contacts: Bernard BERTHEL – email@example.com – Tél.: +33 6 13 42 03 29
Cécile ARNAUD – firstname.lastname@example.org – Tél.: +33 6 08 10 24 03
The European Association of Antique Reconstitution is composed of French, German and Austrian legionnaires. These volunteer workers reveal their skills and combat discipline, throughout the reconstruction of the beginning of the Antique period. They would like to pass on their knowledge of the Antique Mediterranean civilization to the public.
Contact : Jean Luc FERAUD – email@example.com
Associazione culturale Cisalpina (COHORS III Praetoria)
First founded in 1999 then renamed in 2004, the Cisalpine Cultural Association seeks to study and reconstruct the Praetorian Guard stationed in Italy in the Roman era. An important job of the Association is to study the battle techniques of Roman legionaries. It is recognised for its research work and its publications, such as the study into the construction of Roman camps, and has also won awards. In 2010 the association opened a gladiator school.
Contact : Luca BONACINA – firstname.lastname@example.org
LEG XII Fulminata
The association seeks to reconstruct the Age of Caesar by studying the equipment of the Roman legionaries and providing a faithful reconstruction.
Contact : Giuseppe RUDILOSO – email@example.com
This group of friends, united by a passion for history and history re-enactment has no political, ideological or religious objectives. Although established only recently, its members are not novices but have been involved in historic reconstruction covering different eras for many years now, with a predominance for the Celtic period, which they wish to continue to reconstruct with the greatest of passion.
Contact : Gianfranco BONGIOANNI / +39 335 5710258 / firstname.lastname@example.org