Sombreffe has a very long history. It was a crossing point from Ancient Times. This can be seen from the Bavay-Tongres Roman road that passes through the north of the entity. Sombreffe has a rural tradition and comprises four localities, including Ligny, the site of Napoleon’s final victory on 16 June 1815, two days before his famous defeat at Waterloo.
The commune’s architectural heritage boasts a number of very interesting old buildings, such as Sombreffe castle, which was listed in 1971 and is classed as part of the exceptional heritage of Wallonia.
Every Saturday morning in rue Gustave Fiévet
Ligny 1815 museum
- Let yourself be carried along by the route through the museum which will gradually immerse you in this final victorious day for Napoleon on 16 June 1815. Have history at your fingertips thanks to original and authentic collector's items as well as fun-packed and sensory presentations.
- Open during the tourist season on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm and at weekends from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.