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.