The first Historia Festival in Strasbourg: BNP Paribas will be there!


Shows, virtual reality, historical re-enactments, games… all of these are on the programme for the first Festival organised by Historia magazine, with the aim to bring History to life. From 16 to 18 February, get immersed in the first event of its kind in Strasbourg, and meet the BNP Paribas Archives & History team who will be there.



 Virtual reality, model makers, floats: Historia Festival 2018

Virtual reality, model makers, floats: Historia Festival 2018


A festival to make history come alive

Stroll through a street from the 1940s. Go for an exceptional virtual reality experience and travel back in time. Test your physical endurance by training like a Roman soldier. Bet on the winning gladiator. March with Napoleon’s Old Guard. Sign up for an escape game in Apollo’s temple. Use the moveable type printing press from the 15th century. Discover medieval musical instruments and fabrics. Meet historians and YouTubers… a real festival!


Dive into history for a whole weekend

Dive into history for a whole weekend

The first experience of its kind in Europe


Historia magazine together with the City of Strasbourg and the Grand-Est Region is organising this big Living History event. It’s going to be a hit!

The Festival in figures: 7,000 m2, 110 exhibitors, 100 re-enactors, 200m2 of video games, 100m2 of virtual reality, 60 medieval stalls, 20 publishers and book-signing sessions, 20 round tables, 3 floats, 7 major YouTube history channels, 7 big names in model-making and figurines


BNP Paribas and History

As an active player and privileged witness to great historical changes in the world over the past two centuries, the BNP Paribas Group will have its own stand at the Historia Festival. Its Archives & History team will present a variety of its productions: website, publications, web series, Twitter account, blogs, documentary tweet, and more.

BNP Paribas has been sponsoring the Historia Prize since 2011. This year, it will be awarded at the Festival, on Saturday, 17 February at 2 pm.

The BNP Paribas stand will welcome the young founders of a cooperative dedicated to historical mediations

La Boîte à Histoire is a worker cooperative that aims to make history accessible to all. It organises “history experiences” in partnership with regional authorities, museums and private institutions, guided tours that go off the beaten track, and educational design workshops.

In the scope of its partnership with the University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), the BNP Paribas Group each year awards grants to help students to get started in the professional world. La Boîte à Histoire received one in 2017.

To find out more about the Group’s Archives & History department and UPEC


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