Commemoration of the Battle of Ligny, AD 1815
Commemoration de la Bataille de Ligny
Ligny (Wallonia region)
Ligny is a village in the municipality of Sombreffe, province of Namur, known as the site of the Battle of Ligny, Emperor's last victory before Waterloo. The French troops under Napoleon's command defeated a Prussian army under Blücher, two days before the battle of Waterloo, on June 16, 1815.
Reenactors and citizens of Ligny commemorate the Battle of Ligny every first weekend in June, since 1965. The festivities begin on Saturday by the inauguration and opening of the bivouacs. Hundreds of tents in the meadows surrounding the center of Ligny allow soldiers to have a brief rest before the big maneuvers. For the whole weekend a village of the period is recreated, inviting to visit the stands of craftsmen, and several guided tours are offered to discover the site.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Le Syndicat d’Initiative et de Tourisme de Ligny
Ligny, municipality of Sombreffe, province of Namur, Wallonia region
Tel.: +3271818313, +32477473871 (Godart S, Histace B – coordinators)
pictures © http://www.si-ligny.be
photocollage © http://www.historiavivens.eu