Maison du Tourisme des Ardennes brabançonnes


Wavre 1815 - Relive the Battle

7th edition

During those two days, you're welcome in Wavre to relive the battle between the French troops under the command of General Gérard and the Prussians of General von Thielmann.

For this 7th edition of the Wavrian Napoleonic events a special attention will be paid to the "popularization" in the largest meaning of the word and to the didactic aspect of this period of history.

A teaching area will allow visitors of every age to enter the historical world of that time beyond any military aspect. Costumes, food and everyday objects of civilians and soldiers are tools to walk in the footsteps of Napoleon, his military life but also his everyday's life.

Alongside the bivouacs, amble around the empire market which offers figurines, uniforms, books, objects and documents, all to the glory of the Emperor and in memory of the soldiers on both sides.

During the weekend of July, the 5th and 6th 2014 the heart of Wavre will beart to the rhythm of the Napoleonic drums.

Some Figures

8 countries, 450 uniformed military enthusiasts, 20 horseriders, 6 cannons, a 4-hours show, 10 ha of reconstruction and bivouacs, 7th edition, an exhibition...

The Programme

Saturday 5/7

10.30 am to 1.00 pm : Parade of the troops - City center
Departure and arrival: rue de la Wastinne 
2.00 pm to 8.00 pm: Bivouacs - ruelle A l'Buse
6.30: Reconstructing of the battle - ruelle A l'Buse

Sunday 6/7

10.00 am to 4.00 pm : Bivouacs
11.00 : Reconstruction

Useful Information

Entry fee

€ 3/pers./day
Free entry for children ( - 12 years) 

Ruelle A l'Buse
(Geo localisation : 50.705251, 4.600221)
Contacts and extra Information
Maison du Tourisme des Ardennes brabançonnes
Rue de Nivelles 1 - 1300 Wavre
T : +32 (0)10/230 323 -
Cercle Historique, Archéologique et Généalogique de Wavre
T : +32 (0)10/244 377 - +32 (0)499/96 91 89