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Napoleon's Last Headquarters

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Excellent exhibits. Historical place. Takes about an hour

We thought we would "do" Waterloo in a day but after visiting the Wellington Museum and the museum... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Bill M
Another visit to this site - Still like it !

This time I went to this historical site with friends from the UK! We all liked the visit very... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Otto B
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Napoleon's Last Headquarters is a human-scale museum. Its fascinating testimonials and anecdotes by famous figures from Napoleon's Army plunge older visitors into the night of June 17th-18th, 1815, while kids get to play on the fun interactive...more
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Chaussee de Bruxelles 66 | Vieux-Genappe, Genappe 1472, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

While the site is small, it is interesting to those who are interested in the French Empire to see the bed, some of the things the Emperor wore or liked. Very highly recommended in conjunction with the Butte and Wellington headquarter.

Thank Laurent B
Dernier_QG_Napoleon, Responsable relations publiques at Napoleon's Last Headquarters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Simply... Thank you.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

To walk where Napoleon once did and to sit in the grounds out the back and consider what happened the night before the battle in 1815 was really worth the trip. This museum is very interesting even though its small. The planning room of the...More

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Dernier_QG_Napoleon, Responsable relations publiques at Napoleon's Last Headquarters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for sharing. I like to specify the Napoleon’s Last Headquarters is a museum with human dimension. A place of life open to all... :)

Reviewed 3 December 2017

The museum is well assorted and the atmosphere puts yourself into the place, with its apartment, bedrooms and living rooms, as well as a handful of weapons, where Napoleon prepared the battle field and give the latest orders to his troops on the eve of...More

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Dernier_QG_Napoleon, Responsable relations publiques at Napoleon's Last Headquarters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience :)

Reviewed 25 July 2017

We thought we would "do" Waterloo in a day but after visiting the Wellington Museum and the museum etc at Lion's Mound on day one we started at Napoleon's Last HQ. It's an historic place with some excellent exhibits. Good audio guide.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Napoleons last HQ Museum earlier today, great value for money (€5:00 Adults). The exhibits are laid out in a confusing manner and the complimentary multi-lingual audio headset is difficult to use (manually operated - especially for the older generation - My dad who is...More

Thank Thebates22
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Again a must for Waterloo battlefield people like me. At the back is a sort of shrine which has what look like a load of thigh bones in it. The garden is peaceful. Once again inside there are some very good exhibits to look at...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

So much of the Waterloo area is about Wellington and the Allies it is nice to see it from a French point of view. This museum is worth a visit. A number of rooms with various links to Napoleon. It is sad so few visitors...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This time I went to this historical site with friends from the UK! We all liked the visit very much. You need a little more than one hour to do it in a leisurely speed. Information is provided in at least 6 language with head...More

1  Thank Otto B
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Seemed Napoleon had slightly better quarters than Wellington and made a hasty retreat after the battle was lost. Interesting place to visit and another must for travellers exploring the Battle of Waterloo. Each of the museums in the area seemed to have something different to...More

1  Thank Richard E
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We visited this museum after seeing Wellington's headquarters and the battlefield museum, mound and panorama, so we were a bit overloaded about the battle. Even so, it was quite interesting to see how Napoleon lived and worked, and the fact that it was his actual...More

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