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Witness the site of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat at Memorial 1815, which commemorates one of the world's most famous battles. In the center is the Lion Mount, where a proud lion sculpture watches over the hill's peak. Walk up to the top for a view of the entire battlefield. Enter the museum, where you'll find a panorama of the battle representing the soldiers from all sides facing off across the open space. Video presentations give you an overview of the history behind the Napoleonic Wars. Purchase your tickets on arrival and wear comfortable walking shoes for the walk up the hill. Plan to visit Memorial 1815 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Braine-l'Alleud attractions using our Braine-l'Alleud online travel planner .
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The museum part of the memorial is underground. You can take an audio tour through the museum which features a detailed history of the Napoleonic Wars leading up to the battle at Waterloo. It is very ... more »
While the outcome of this battle was a surprise victory of the English and Prussian over the French who had been fighting for 25 years for their right to exist as a republic and then empire against al... more »
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I personally as a massive fan enjoyed this place. From the Lion you can see the battle with panoramic views, but if you don't like walking or the weather is bad, you can see it in virtual reality. There's a really good 4D movie of the battle which lasts a few minutes which I really enjoyed. The information, audio guide and the museum was top notch. The only downsides to this place is the prices, but the souvenir store has reasonable prices. We paid 48 Euros for the family!
Originally, we went there only to visit the Lion's Mound, but then found out that it is connected to an underground memorial/museum, and that you have to buy a ticket for the whole sight (museum, panorama, mound) to climb up the mound. Tickets are 17€ for an adult, with only a slightly reduced rate for children, which is in my opinion way overpriced for a cultural/historical sight! With a family, you can easily pay 80€ here just to get in! Don't get me wrong, the museum is definitely nice, it is very modern and you really get a good impression of the battle, the developments leading to it, and the overall era. The audioguide is helpful, and the 4D movie (3D movie with some smells and vibrations) is nice too, even though it sometimes appears a little cheap (acting, special effects...). The Lion's Mount is very impressive and you get a great view over the battlefield. We had a wonderful afternoon there and I would give 4 or 5 stars if it cost about half as much.
Fight panorama is a bit old and the hill has over 200 steps. The museum has a lot of solder uniforms and interesting exhibitions. Over all thus is a place everyone should visit at least once in their lives.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the museum is marvelous. Only €4.30 from Gare du Midi in Brussels. A great day out, enjoyed by everyone even the non history lovers.
Very nice visit, it takes a while to go through everything in the museum but it's worth it. Definitely go to the 4D Cinema, really impressive!
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