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Beaumont - Bivouac at the Foot of the Tour Salamandre (Tower)

Beaumont - Bivouac at the Foot of the Tour Salamandre (Tower)

Credit : WBT - D Vasilov

Napoleon and his troops spent the night of the 14th to the 15th June 1815 in Beaumont. The soldiers set up their camp at the foot of the Salamander Tower, which was built in the 11th century. It now houses a small local history museum including a room dedicated to Napoleon’s passage. The Emperor stayed nearby in the mansion of Maurice Gabriel Joseph Riquet de Caraman, the Prince of Chimay. A plaque on the façade of the building reminds us of this (Grand Place 12).

Tour Salamandre • Rue de la Poterne • 6500 Beaumont

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