Follow in the footsteps of the Emperor Napoleon’s route taken with his troops during the last days before the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
The Route in Wallonia is 56 miles long, with its history, museums, heritage, folklore, UNESCO World Heritage sites, scenery, regional gastronomy and more.
Specific signposts will guide you along this historic route.
Visit this route at walloniabelgiumtourism.co.uk/waterloo1815
max. 230 m
min. 102 m
Themes : CulturalPatrimonyTourism of memory
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The Emperor Napoleon abdicated in 1814 following his military defeats. He was exiled to the island of Elba, but on the 1st of March 1815, he reached the European continent and landed at Golfe-Juan in France. Napoleon Bonaparte gathered together his loyal troops again and marched towards Paris. He regained leadership of the country, which was frowned upon by the other European countries.
On 18 June 1815, 15 km from Brussels, the Allied troops commanded by the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Blücher, confronted Napoleon’s French Army. Nearly 200,000 men from seven nations fought, leaving almost 50,000 casualties in just one day. The world-famous Battle of Waterloo played a major role in European history.