The Lion's hamlet was part of the Waterloo battlefield where French and English troops fought on June 15, 1815.
This historical site is situated in the province of Brabant Wallon, a mere 20 km drive from Brussels. It can be found at the base of the Lion's Mound, the monument that marks the front line of the battle between French and English troops.
What to see:
- The Memorial 1815, the starting point of your travel through time. This includes the screening of a 3D movie.
- The Lion's Mound, overlooking the full battlefield
- The Panorama
- The Hougoumont Farm, an iconic part of the battlefield
The Lion's hamlet and its attractions retrace the story of the battle of Waterloo and bring it back to life.
Plan your visit
The Memorial 1815 is open every day, all year long. Closing time might vary.
There are 3 restaurants to choose from, serving traditional dishes in a welcoming setting and offering an outdoor terrace for sunny day: the Bivouac de l'Empereur, the Cambronne and the Wellington Café.
A selection of specialised shops offer a wide-range of items linked to Waterloo and Napoleon.
By car: East Ring exit 25 (Lion's Mount)
By bus: from the centre of Brussels, line 365. From Waterloo, line W
By train: line Brussels-Charleroi, stop at the Braine-l’Alleud station.
You will find a large parking on site, with spaces for people with reduced mobility.
April 1st to September 30th: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
October 1st to March 31st: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Information on the walk
- Credit cards accepted
- Library or document centre
- Visitor guide for groups
- Car parking
- Common bathroom