Napoleonic Bivouacs Historical Weekend at Waterloo battlefield
Bivouacs Napoléoniens, Weekend historique du Champ de Bataille de Waterloo
Waterloo (Brabant Wallonia region)
a weekend with Napoleon: the partners of the Battlefield of Waterloo organize many animations on site: bivouacs, attack of the Hougoumont Farm, re-enacment of fights, exhibitions, leisure and educational activities for children and much more...
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. 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, the panorama, the audiovisual presentations and films, along with the Wax Museum, all help the visitor to relive the famous Battle of Waterloo.
Every year, hundreds of re-enactors from all over the world gather on the battlefield to recreate the events of June 1815. Every fifth year the great reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo takes place (see the related article in the Events Calendar), the other years there are reenactments of Waterloo that include Napoleonic bivouacs, displays of the Battle of Hougoumont and the Battle of Plancenoit.
The visitors have the opportunity to discover the soldiers’ everyday life and feel the imperial atmosphere. The bivouacs will be completed by the Empire market, recreating the atmosphere of a market street during the Napoleonic era.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Wallonia Tourism / Wallonie Belgique Tourisme
Address: Avenue Comte de Smet de Nayer 14, 5000 Namur, Belgium
Memorial 1815 Waterloo Battlefield
Location: Route du Lion 315, B-1410 Waterloo (20 minutes from Brussels)
Tel.: +32 23851912 | Fax: +32 23850052
Image: pictures © http://www.waterloo1815.be
Text sources: Memorial 1815, Wikipedia
Waterloo on Google Maps:
Video reportages and promos of the event: