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Napoleon's Last Headquarters

Napoleon's Last Headquarters

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Napoleon's Last Headquarters

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Discovery & entertainment - Genappe

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Address

Chaussée de Bruxelles 66
1472 Vieux-Genappe
Accessibility :
Yes

Opening hours

Daily:
From 01/04 to 30/09: 9:30am - 6:30pm
From 01/10 to 31/03: 10am - 5pm
Closed on 01/01 and 25/12.

Description

Napoleon’s Last Headquarters is the only Napoleonic museum in Belgium. It was at this former farmhouse that Napoleon devised his strategy and drew up his battle plans.

Located 4 km from the Mound of the Lion, the museum’s authentic period interior is home to a host of items of which the majority come from the French army, and they include the Emperor’s camp bed.

In the new layout of the Last Headquarters, visitors will be better able to soak up this historic location and gain a better understanding of history, while having fun. The focus is on the events of the night of 17 to 18 June and many stories from civil and military life.

Follow Napoleon, his officers, the aides-de-camp and the surgeons during the hours preceding the Battle! Audio guides tracing the course of the Battle will accompany you from room to room, following the fate of various protagonists.

To guarantee access for all, the museum has developed different reading levels for adults and children. Particular attention is also paid to those with mobility problems, the partially sighted and the hard of hearing.

Every year, a magnificent orchard serves as a bivouac for several hundred soldiers.

Fancy a virtual tour? Click here to see inside the museum.

Average individual duration

50

Capacity

15

Localisation

Videos

Dernier Quartier Général de Napoléon 2016

  • Pass 1815

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  • Bivouacs and commemorations at Napoleon's Last Headquarters

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  • Chasse au Napoléon à Vieux-Genappe

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  • 'Entre deux temps' in the Napoleon's Last Headquarters

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  • Nocturne des enfants au Dernier QG de Napoléon

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Services
  • Shop
Amenities
  • Parking
  • Coach park
  • Picnic table
  • Toilets
Tour languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Autre(s) langue(s) de visite
Category
  • Discovery categories
    • Museum/Interpretation centre
    • Built heritage
      • Historic site
    • Remembrance tourism (military heritage,...)
Spoken languages
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
Appraisals
  • Unmissable
Museum Thematic
  • History
  • Military history