You don’t need to be passionate about the Napoleonic era or a lover of heritage tourism to be captivated by the incredible re-enactments of the Battle of Waterloo, an ultra-realistic spectacle taking us back to this rich and fascinating period in history. Each year, around the 18th of June, Napoleon’s troops face those of Wellington to commemorate a battle that put an end to 22 years of war.
And even though the re-enactment volunteers have decided to take a little break for the 201st anniversary of the event, the traditional bivouacs will still play host to a series of authentic activities during the weekend - music by the Guard, the Marche du Souvenir, the Napoleonic market, a historical book fair and even guided tours of the battlefield.
Visitors are also more than welcome in the 14 rooms of the Wellington Museum, which recounts the events of the era in a more than 300-year-old building listed as a protected heritage site by the Walloon region. Festivities in fancy dress will be held until September, including the 15 different Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse, folkloristic treasures of Walloon that are listed as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.
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