Napoleon’s 250th anniversary celebrations in Waterloo

Napoleon I , was born 15 August 1769 in Ajaccio and died May 5, 1821 on the island of St. Helena. This year marks Napoleon’s 250th anniversary.

On Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 a special event is organized by the 1815 Memorial to commemorate Napoleon’s figure.  This event will immerse visitors in the civilian and military life of the late 18th century.



The 4 points of interest:

1. The Memorial Museum : explore the history of the battle through uniforms, historical items, animated maps, a pioneering 3D film and much more…

2. The Panorama : discover this immense historic panorama painting, which is 110 metres long and 12 metres high!

3. Lion’s Mound : climb the 226 steps to enjoy an exceptional view of the Waterloo battlefield.

4. Hougoumont Farm : hear the story of “the battle within the battle” in a multimedia show that combines innovation and memories.



Register quickly, only by email at the following address 

Check out the full program on their Facebook page.