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Napoleon's Last Headquarters

Napoleon's Last Headquarters

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Napoleon's Last Headquarters

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Chaussée de Bruxelles 66
1472 Vieux-Genappe
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Opening hours


From 01/04 to 30/09: 9:30am - 6pm

From 01/10 to 31/03: 10am - 5pm

Closed on 01/01 and 25/12.


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






Dernier Quartier Général de Napoléon 2016

Additional rate

Individual entry:

Adult: 5 €

Student, senior: 4 €

Child (7-17 years old): € 3

Child (<7 years old): free


Adults: € 4

Students, seniors: € 3

School groups: 5 €

The audio guide is included in the price.

Pass 1815: Access the 7 attractions of the Battlefield of Waterloo at a very attractive price: Waterloo 1815 Memorial, Wellington Museum, Napoleon's Last HQ and Mont-Saint-Jean Farm.

Adult: € 22 / Student, senior: € 21 / Group: € 18 / Child (10-17 years): € 13 / Child <10 years: free (excluding entertainment).

* Prices shown are for illustrative purposes
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