Hougoumont

Description


Château d'Hougoumont (originally Goumont) is a large farmhouse situated at the bottom of an escarpment near the Nivelles road in Braine-l'Alleud, near Waterloo, Belgium. The escarpment is where British and other allied forces faced Napoleon's Army at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. The name "Hougoumont" is derived from "Gomme Mont" which means "Gum hill". It was built on a little hill with pine trees around it, from which pine gum was collected to make turpentine. Go to the map ⬆⬆

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Nearby points of interest.

You can find around this zone pois of interest and places relates with Natural Heritage / Forests and woodlands, Racing circuits, what to see / tourism / architecture and monuments, Populated areas, municipalities, cities and towns, Geography, Bars / Breweries

Natural Heritage / Forests and woodlands

  1. Bosque de Soignes

Racing circuits

  1. Nivelles-Baulers

what to see / tourism / architecture and monuments

  1. La Haye Sainte
  2. Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude
  3. Hougoumont

Populated areas, municipalities, cities and towns

  1. Plancenoit
  2. Braine-l'Alleud

Geography

  1. Hallerbos

Bars / Breweries

  1. Oud Beersel

Other interest places

  1. Batalla de Waterloo
  2. Jean-Louis Van Geel

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