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Folklore And Tradition : History

Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo - Historical reconstruction

Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo - Historical reconstruction
© M. Fasol
  • Opening periods
    • from Wednesday 17 June 2015 to Sunday 21 June 2015 (except on: Monday, Tuesday)
    • Address:
      Butte du Lion
      Route du Lion
      1410 WATERLOOBelgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps
    Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo - Historical reconstruction
    © M. Fasol
    Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo - Historical reconstruction
    © M. Fasol
    Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo - Historical reconstruction
    © M. Fasol

    Thousands of uniformed participants from several countries gather on the fields of Waterloo for a large historical reconstruction. From 17 to 21/06/15!

    They will all be in period attire and will recreate the battle between the troups of Napoleon and those of Wellington and Blücher.

    A re-enactment worthy of the event


    The two re-enactments can count on the presence of more than 5000 foot soldiers, 300 cavalry and some 100 canons. A record number!

    The site spans some 30 ha, in a venue full of history that can host up to 60000 spectators per event!

    The participating groups will come from all over the world:


    There is already talk of groups from Australia and New Zealand. This shows the event's international reach. The bicentenary will take place over 5 days and will be preceded by a series of brand new events!

    On the menu


    • Inauguration of the Hougoumont farm on Wednesday 17/06.
    • Thursday 18th will be a sound and light show, and will start at 9pm.
    • Friday 19th at 8pm will be when the 1st re-enactment takes place. There you will see the initial intervention of the French artillery directed against the British troops sheltered behind a crest, then the attack of the infantrymen, the charge of the English and the arrival of the French cavalry.
    • Saturday 20th at 8pm will be when the 2nd re-enactment takes place. It will be centred around the counter attack from the allies, and the intervention of the Prussian troops, when they drove out the French army in the direction of the Belle Alliance inn. Each re-enactment should last around 2 hours.
    • On the morning of Sunday 21st, there will be a parade of troops and entertainment in the streets of Waterloo and Braine-l'Alleud. 


    Want to find out more? Consult the website and don't hesitate to join the Battle of Waterloo community on Facebook!



    Information

    • website : http://www.waterloo2015.org
    • email : info@waterloo-tourisme.be

    PLUSTourist information on the town WATERLOO

    Location

    Location

    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.