Napoleon route

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Follow in the footsteps of Emperor Napoleon and his armed troops, from Hestrud to Beaumont, via Thuin and Ham-sur-Heure, during the final days before the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This iconic route allows you to experience the last war in the Napoleonic Era again. Museums, headstones, tourist sites, remnants and historical anecdotes are highlights on this route, which is steeped in history.

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    Heritage and flavours

    At the gateway to France in Beaumont, Napoleon contemplates his troops bivouacking at the top of the Salamandre Tower. Discover a velvet atmosphere in Thuin, with its charming heritage and delectable local produce.

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    Heritage and human encounters

    Napoleon and his armed troops took the route to Ham-sur-Heure-Nalinnes and its charming hamlets. Relive the surprising encounter with the priest, Jénicot, at the picturesque Saint Andrew's Church in Jamioulx.

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