The Lion's hamlet, part of the Waterloo battlefield

  • Discover the Lion's Mound, a historical monument commemorating the battle of Waterloo
  • The Lion's hamlet, Waterloo battlefield
  • The Lion's hamlet, Waterloo battlefield
  • The Lion's hamlet, Waterloo battlefield
  • Classification officielle d'une attraction en Wallonie : 4 soleils
  • 365
  • Monument

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 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.


Individuals: reduced rate (7-17 y.o./students/seniors 60+) 13€, free for children under 7. Guided tours (25 pers. max. per guide): 60€ for 1 h, 80€ for 2h, 100€ for 3h. Group fee (20 pers. min.): 13€ for adults, Seniors/students: 11€

Information on the walk


Minimum duration1:00
Maximum duration3:00



  • Credit cards accepted
  • Library or document centre
  • Visitor guide for groups


  • Shop
  • Non-smoking
  • Car parking
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Common bathroom
  • Terrace


Audioguide/mobile app/tablet
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The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.