Memorial Waterloo 1815, Braine-l'Alleud

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Witness the site of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat at Memorial Waterloo 1815, which commemorates one of the world's most famous battles. In the center is the Lion Mount, where a proud lion sculpture watches over the hill's peak. Walk up to the top for a view of the entire battlefield. Enter the museum, where you'll find a panorama of the battle representing the soldiers from all sides facing off across the open space. Video presentations give you an overview of the history behind the Napoleonic Wars. Purchase your tickets on arrival and wear comfortable walking shoes for the walk up the hill. Plan to visit Memorial Waterloo 1815 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Braine-l'Alleud attractions using our Braine-l'Alleud online travel planner.
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  • A week away from the 207th anniversary (with several hundred historical re-enactors), and yet this famous battle sight where Napoleon was finally defeated was easy to see, without crowds. Buy the... 
    A week away from the 207th anniversary (with several hundred historical re-enactors), and yet this famous battle sight where Napoleon was finally defeated was easy to see, without crowds. Buy the...  more »
  • This museum is quite small and some of the information is hard to access - not everything was in English. However, it was nevertheless very interesting and well worth a visit. A particular highlight.....  more
    This museum is quite small and some of the information is hard to access - not everything was in English. However, it was nevertheless very interesting and well worth a visit. A particular highlight.....  more »
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  • Nice museum. Takes 2-3 hours. Impressive movie also. Gift shop not overly expensive. Nice restaurant and Tavern next door. Do drink a Waterloo beer. They are served in a cup instead of a glass.
  • If you are interested in history, you are from the U.S.A. as I am, and your school experience was dominated by American history as was mine, this is a great site. It expanded my knowledge of the evolution from aristocracy forms of government and revolutionary change to modern forms of government. It also, in my opinion, highlighted the dangers of ultimate power in one individual as opposed to governments with separation of power. It opened my eyes and had lessons that apply to current geopolitical alliances and tensions. I was there during the conflict in Ukraine March of 2022.

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