Starting on 2 March 2015, don't miss "Napoleon and the Legends of Waterloo", the new webseries from Wallonia-Brussels Tourism, as part of the bicentenary celebrations.
Wallonia-Brussels Tourism, commemorating the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo
The Bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo will be, undoubtedly be, one of the most media-covered events of 2015. More than 200.000 people are expected to visit what Victor Hugo called the "Dismal Plain". To help everybody to best organise their visit, Wallonia-Brussels Tourism has decided to publish, on its Facebook page and on its websites, a brand new webseries.
From Monday to Saturday, from 2 March to 18 June 2015, some 100 anecdotesce, legends and concrete facts concrets observed during the "Hundred Days" will be recounted to you. The "Hundred Days", describe the time between Napoleon arriving on Sainte-Hélène and the return of King Louis XVIII to the French throne.
You will learn all there is to know about the treatment of the dead and wounded, the overflowing imagination of the romantic authors who have written about this moment of history, the construction of the Lion's Mound, what was really said by Cambronne, the strong taste of Grouchy strawberries or the origin of the Rothschild fortune.