Spread over 5,000 hectares, Braine-l’Alleud carries the weight of history in some of its key landmarks: “Just like the black box of a plane is orange, the Butte du Lion, a symbol of the battle of Waterloo, is located in Braine-l’Alleud,” Vincent Scourneau MP and mayor tells us. This is the site where Napoleon famously saw his dreams of conquest disintegrate. Every year, millions of visitors from all over the world come here, making it one of Wallonia’s touristic highlights. This also where historical events and activities will take place starting from the Easter holiday onwards.