Less than 20 km south of the Grand-Place in Brussels, visit the place where the battle that decided the fate of Europe for the 19th century took place
Your guided tour: a unique experience!
Over the last 35 years, the "Guides 1815” unveil the battlefield of Waterloo, through the context of 19th century European history, and the development of the 1815 Campaign. Why was there a battle, why in Waterloo, who were the adversaries, how did the battle unfold, and what were the consequences…The answers to these questions will enrich your visit to the best preserved battlefield in Europe.
They will bring to life before your eyes the battles of June 16, 1815 that took place in Ligny and Quatre-Bras. And, at the very place where the battle of Waterloo took place on Sunday June 18, 1815, in the fields south of Waterloo, you can follow its developments in detail: in a few sentences explaining this bloody episode in European history (12,000 dead and 35,000 wounded), you will hear, through the voice of your guide, sound the trumpets and sound the cannons, you will see the impetuous riders saber clear, and, from the top of the Lion's Mound, you will be the privileged witness of the arrival of the Prussians. And you will see the imperial guard retreat…
So you will know why Napoleon lost this battle, and understand its consequences for Belgium and Europe.