2007 (300th anniversary of Vauban's death), Huchehault
was asked to organize public displays at
(west Brittany), and in Mont-Louis
(in the french Pyrénées, near the spanish border).
(the man lighting his
musket's match with his pipe) and members of the group
« Sans-Pareil 1690 »
on guard at Camaret tower (near Brest) in july 2007.
In this period,
Huchehault mostly wears the white and blue uniform of french Marine
troops. For historical events far from the sea, he may also wear the
white breeches and socks of the french infantry :
Huchehault (the man on the left) and other french troops
firing near the citadel of Mont-Louis, august 18th-19th 2007.
For the event
at Mont-Louis, Huchehault gathered forty fellow re-enactors from
France, Spain, Great-Britain, and Ireland.
of some of France's best enemies (c.1700 British artillery !) on a
bastion at Mont-Louis in august 2007.
reign of Louis XIV "the
Sun-King" may be thought of as a period of glory and pleasures.
And certainly this was true for some people.
many other aspects,
closer to the everyday life of most of the people, more realistic,
and sometimes sader, should not be forgotten.
are many ways for
a good-humoured soldier to bring these memories back !
took parts in
many campaigns and battles for the king, and he saw and heard
many a thing. So he tells and explains these events and facts
to all the people he meets.
Re-enactors from six different countries (French,
Dutch, Italian, German, and a drummer from Norway) assembled with
Waterloo (Belgium) to
commemorate the « first battle of Waterloo,
1705 » in
display at Fort la Latte castle (north Brittany), august 2004.
Huchehault and friends taking part in the famous maritime festival
« Brest 2004 »
may appear alone,
or accompanied by other characters : peaceful civilians, or other
soldiers, or some sailors from a ship's crew.
sometimes he encounters
sailors who do not seem very honest, and this may cause many other
adventures... for this was also the period when pirates
roamed the seas !
Huchehault, and actress Annie Souillé, walk the
quays of Paimpol (north Brittany)
during the « Festival du Chant de marins »