As well as the reenactment, there will be a themed market near the Battle’s Interpretation Centre at Vimeiro, so visitors can fully immerse themselves in the social and military environment of the early 19th-century French Invasions. Actors will play civilians and soldiers to bring the atmosphere of the battle to life. There will be street entertainment, theatre performances, concerts, children’s workshops, visits to the Interpretation Center, and exhibitions. The market will have an array of merchandise and food for sale. Visitors can access the trade area, the military camp, as well as one of the taverns.
The Battle of the Vimeiro was an undeniable victory for the Anglo-Portuguese Army over the forces of Imperial France, bringing an end to the First French Invasion. Junot’s French forces suffered 2000 men (dead, wounded and imprisoned), and the Anglo-Portuguese army lost 700.
Location: Vimeiro, Lourinhã, Portugal
Date: 17-19 July 2020
Contact information for the Interpretation Centre at Vilmeiro
Telephone: (+ 351) 261 988 471
Click here for the event website (in Portuguese)