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Memorial 1815 (Memorial - Lion's Mound - Panorama - Hougoumont Farm)

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Four attractions at the foot of the Lion of Waterloo will give you a better understanding of its history...

With souvenir shops as well as a lovely spot to have a bite to eat.

1. THE LION'S MOUND

226 steps to see the battlefield. The 40 metre tall mound was erected at the supposed position where the Prince of Orange was injured during the battle. It took three years to build it, from 1823 till 1826. The cast-iron lion perching on the summit is a symbol of the monarchs' victory. It was made in the workshops of John Cockerill in Seraing was transported and erected in Waterloo on 25th September 1826. All 28 tonnes stand at height of 41m. This monument commemorating the Battle provides a splendid view across the entire historical site. A panoramic table shows the principal strategic locations as well as the farms which played a very important role in the Battle.

Access to the Lion's Mound is via the Memorial 1815. Duration: 30 minutes.

2. THE MEMORIAL 1815

Buried at the foot of the Lion's Mound, the Memorial 1815 allows you to live one of the most tormented times of our history... as if you were there. Listen to how the battle of Waterloo changed the course of European history: "Waterloo, history of a battle" gives a better understanding of the history of this battle. Duration of the film: 20 minutes (commentary in French, subtitled in English and Dutch). A multi-sensory experience, full of special effects, the only one of it's kind in Europe! Duration of the visit: about 90 minutes.

3. THE PANORAMA OF THE BATTLE

This circular canvas measuring 110m x 12m is one of the largest in the world. It was erected in 1912 by Louis Dumoulin, the French Marine painter.

It is an artistic representation of the foreground of the Battlefield presented on a circular canvas. This painting retraces an emotive episode during the battle on 18th June 1815, which took place at around five o'clock; one of the cavalry charges consisting of the 3rd Kellerman Corps (with the exception of the carabineers), the surviving members of the 4th Corps (Milhaud), the Light Cavalry Division (Lefèbvre-Desnoëttes) and the Heavy Cavalry Division (Guyot) of the Imperial Guard.

Duration: about 30 minutes.

4. THE HOUGOUMONT FARM

The last genuine testimony of the battle is now open to the public with a quite new scenography.

Duration of the visit: 30 minutes, free shuttle buses from the lion's mound.

Opening hours

Daily:
From 01/04 to 30/09: from 9:30am to 6:30pm
From 01/10 to 31/03: from 10am to 5pm
Grading :
4 sun(s)
Capacity :
20
Accessibility :
Yes
Group :
oui
Individual :
oui
Educational :
oui
Average individual duration :
180
Average group duration :
180
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Tarif individuel

Tarif adulte
Min. price
16 €
Tarif enfant
Min. price
13 €
Seniors
Min. price
13 €
Tarif groupe
Min. price
13 €

Tarif de groupe

Tarif forfait groupe
Min. price
11 €
Max. price
13 €
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  • Shop
  • Cafeteria
  • Parking
  • Coach park
  • Toilets
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Autre(s) langue(s) de visite
  • Discovery categories
    • Built heritage
      • Historic site
    • Remembrance tourism (military heritage,...)
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Autre(s) langue(s)
  • Site internet
  • Military history
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
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180
Group
180
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