Ligny 1815 > Napoleonic Days (Les Napoléoniennes)

Family, Re-enactment
from 02/06/2018 to 03/06/2018
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This historical event, the Napoleonic Days (Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June) organised by the “Ligny 1815 Museum”, is destined for a diverse audience – for families as well as for enthusiasts: the Ligny 1815 Napoleonic Days will take you back in time to 1815.

From battle re-enactment to tradesmen of yesteryear, stroll through the bivouac (military camp) and bring to life a unique experience. Meet these Living History enthusiasts while quenching your thirst in the “estaminets 1815” beer tent.

Wander between cavalry demonstrations, artillery fights and vibrate to the sound of Imperial drums and music.

Twenty tradesmen and specialized exhibitors will show you their know-how.

You can be a young recruit! Put on your uniform and follow the officer’s instructions, emotions assured!

Ligny 1815 > Napoleonic Days (Les Napoléoniennes)


Ligny, the name of this small village of the Province of Namur (in the entity of Sombreffe) appears on all the monuments associated with the great Napoleonic epic, from the heights of Ajaccio to the Arc de Triomphe of Paris. Ligny was indeed the scene, on June 16, 1815, of Napoleon’s last victory.
The Ligny 1815 Museum (link in french) is installed in a historic farm which was used as a field hospital on the eve of the battle.
In the very heart of a battlefield 7 kilometres wide, where 150,000 men fought hard, the museum space projects you into a real experience by going back in time to that famous day a little over two hundred years ago.
Weapons, models, scenarios, interactive maps, digital guides, … an invitation for all audiences: young people, families, schools, enthusiasts or just curious !

pdf programme (in French) including map of the site.

Entrance ticket: 7 euros (under 14 free) access to site Kigny 1815 and all the activities during the 2 days.

Car park rue Bois du Loup, 300m from the site.


Ligny 1815 Museum : telephone: +32 (0) 71 / 81 83 13

Adresse : Rue Pont Piraux, 23 – 5140 Ligny, Belgium.


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