logo PORTAIL.WALLONIE.MUSEUM visiter voir apprendre informer

General Gerard Center – Napoleonic Museum

LIGNYCarte wallonie


[en] Description

[en] Informations pratiques


Photo gallery

[en] Infrastructure

[en] Dans la région ... [fr]


Centre Général Gérard - Musée Napoléonien

Rue Pont Pirau, 23

5140 LIGNY

071/81 83 13



History   Militaire Art   


[en] Description



Many prints (Consulate and Empire periods). Documents and maps relating to the Battle of Ligny of 16 June 1815 (the last victory of Napoleon). Collections of figurines and statuettes. Replicas. Renowned for being part of the architectural treasure of the district of Namur, the building typifies a small fenced in farmstead with lodgings built in the 19th century, supporting panels of cinder-block walls and with the small upright lintel windows on chained posts typical of the rear façade of a 17th century dwelling. A long barn of the 19th century, whose cinder-block foundation is pierced by a door arched with blue stone, also dates from the 17th century.