The Battle of Waterloo, AD 1815
La Bataille de Waterloo
18-21.06.2015 - 200th Anniversary (the event is held every 5 years)
Waterloo (Brabant Wallonia region)
The Battle of Waterloo features as one of the greatest battles in European history, the final confrontation between France and the rest of Europe, between Napoleon’s troops and those of Wellington and Blücher, marking the fall of Napoleon and opening the way towards a new era of peace in Europe. It took place on 18th June 1815.
Situated close to Brussels, the Waterloo Battlefield has been preserved almost as it was in 1815. The Lion Mound Hamlet is now home to the Visitors’ Centre. It is the starting point for discovering the battlefield. Lion Mound, the Panorama, the Audiovisual Presentation, the Visitors’ Centre’s Film, along with the Wax Museum, will all help the visitor relive the famous Battle of Waterloo.
Every five years, thousands of re-enactors from all over the world gather for a magnificent reenactment of the Battle. During the three days of the event the bivouacs of different troops are open, where the visitors can discover the soldiers’ everyday life and the imperial atmosphere. The soldiers explain their activities and demonstrate weapons and equipment. The Plancenoit’s fights are reenacted, and on Sunday the soldiers leave their bivouacs for the great battle between the Napoleonic troops and the ones of Wellington and Blücher.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
ASBL Bataille de Waterloo 1815, Idée Fixe ASBL, Waterloo Battlefield
Address: Waterloo Battlefield, Route du Lion 315, B-1410 Waterloo (20 minutes away from capital city of Brussels), province of Walloon, Brabant Wallonia region
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Waterloo AD 1815 international teaser:
A short photo-presentation of the 2010 reconstruction of the Battle of Waterloo:
In the thick of battle! Trailer of the 4D film for the new Memorial of the Battle of Waterloo. Giant, panoramic curved screen of 25m. In 3D and with special effects. Directed by Gérard Corbiau. Produced by La Belle Alliance: