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  • 1 Waterloo Battlefield, Lion Hamlet Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    rte du Lion 315 B - 1410 Waterloo

    Since 1815, the battlefield landscape has changed greatly and is now crossed by a motorway and trunk road. It is dotted with historical buildings and memorials, including the Lion Hill, Battle Panorama, Wax Museum or Napoleon's last HQ. There is a ba..

  • 2 Lion Hill

    Archaeological and historical sites

    rte du Lion B - 1410 Waterloo

    This 45m-high mound was erected by the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1826, on the spot where the Prince of Orange was wounded fighting the Imperial Guard. It is topped by a 28-t cast-iron lion, which was said to have been made from battlefield cannon..

  • 3 Napoleon's last headquarters

    Archaeological and historical sites

    chaussée de Bruxelles 66 B - 1472 Vieux-Genappe

    Le Caillou farm housed Napoleon's last headquarters on the eve of the battle. The Emperor's bedroom still contains one of his camp beds and other mementoes. The other rooms display the autographs of French generals involved in the 1815 campaign, maps..

  • 4 Wellington Museum

    Museums and art

    chaussée de Bruxelles 147 (N5) B - 1410 Waterloo

    This museum is housed in the old inn used as Wellington's headquarters. It contains the HQ itself, a display of Waterloo's history and a library. Engravings, weapons, paintings, documents and other artefacts recreate the Europe of 1815. The large wel..

  • 5 St Joseph's Church

    Religious buildings

    chaussée de Bruxelles B - 1410 Waterloo

    This church opposite the museum was originally a forest chapel, built to a central plan in 1690. The chapel still stands and forms the entrance of the new church that houses many commemorative flagstones s bearing the names of officers and soldiers w..

  • 6 Visitor Centre

    Museums and art

    rte du Lion B - 1410 Waterloo

    This centre, standing at the foot of the Lion mound, shows an audio-visual display that takes the audience into the heart of the 18 June 1815 events. A model locates the battle's strategic points and depicts its main stages. The visit ends with a tou..

  • 7 Battle Panorama

    Museums and art

    rte du Lion B - 1410 Waterloo

    This rotunda from 1912 houses a huge painting 110m in circumference and 12m high, by French man Louis Dumoulin and five other artists, showing the battle's most striking episodes at the precise moment when Ney sent his cavalry into the sunken path. T..

  • 8 Wax Museum

    Museums and art

    rte du Lion 319 B - 1410 Waterloo

    This museum, opposite the Panorama, has a few wax figures depicting Napoleon's last council of war with his staff at Le Caillou farm. The three Allied commanders, the Prince of Orange, Wellington and Blücher are also displayed.

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