- Shop or food outlet
- Local producer
- Guided tour and discovery
The Mont-Saint-Jean Farm, in Waterloo, is home to a museum and a microbrewery. This historical location served as a surgical hospital for the British and Allied troops during the famous battle.
The building, built in 1719, partially belongs to 3 communes: Waterloo, Braine-l’Alleud and Plancenoit. It was renovated in 2019, respecting the original blueprints.
Visitors will also find a restaurant, terroir products shop and a meeting/reception room on site.
A former British hospital turned into a museum
The Duke of Wellington had set a hospital for this troops in this very building: over 6,000 soldiers were treated here in this rudimentary building, nicknamed "The British ambulance"
Its museum highlights the role of women, often forgotten, in the patient's recovering. It also presents the history of hospitals on battlefields through the many wars.
"Waterloo immersion" visits
These immersive visits start from the farm. Participants get to wear a uniform then visit the key locations of the battle with a guide, with a better understanding of how a soldier would have felt. You will even learn to march, charge your riffle, charge with a baionet and make a fire.
The Mont-Saint-Jean microbrewery
In 1815, water was not trusted. Too many bacteria! Beer, which also proved nutritious, was the beverage of choice.
The microbrewery invites you to taste its many creations:
- The Waterloo Triple Blonde (8°)
- The Waterloo Strong Dark (8°)
- The Waterloo Cuvée Impériale (9.4°)
- The Waterloo Récolte (6°)
- The Waterloo Dark Récolte (6°)
- The Waterloo Strong Kriek (8°)
Visitors with specific needs
The Fort de Lancin is one of the many sites certified by Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.
Mondays from 2.30 to 6 pm
Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.30 am to 6 pm
Duration of the visit: 1h
Sales counter open Tuesdays to Sundays 10 am to 6 pm.
- Indoor catering
- Tour of facilities
- Air conditioning