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Le Musee de la Maison Natale de Charles de Gaulle

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Address: 8, rue Princesse in Lille, Lille, France
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+33 3 28 38 12 05
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Charming museum

A little out of the way from the main streets of Old Lille, it was worth a short walk to see the birthplace and well preserved home of Charles de Gaulle. Audio guides and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

A little out of the way from the main streets of Old Lille, it was worth a short walk to see the birthplace and well preserved home of Charles de Gaulle. Audio guides and laminated paper info in several languages. Spent a nice hour there on a rainy Sunday and enjoyed it. When in Lille, I recommend this stop.

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a very nice museum and when walking through the house/rooms you can still imagine how life was at that time. They have audio guides and you can walk around on your own, very convenient. The entrance fee is really not high. This museum is worth to visit.

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Thank Christel8
Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The rooms are almost as they were left. It was interesting to see how they would have lived in those days and the English translation was great - so many attractions did not have English translation, but we tried to decipher some words (rightly or wrongly!!). Nice to visit on a rainy day.

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Thank sandrawarner
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you're looking to explore Lille's old town, you might see the childhood home of Charles de Gaulle signposted - we wandered through the streets to see it, but were expecting a plaque outside rather than the opportunity to go inside. The house - more a collection of buildings - is part self-guided tour, part museum. The house in itself... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

A must see in Lille if you are interested in modern history. It's a classic French house for the period, in a nice part of town and very reasonable entry fee, which includes both a written and visual guide. Lille is a fantastic city and I really enjoyed it. I'll definitely go again.

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Thank Badger B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is well worth a visit as it is preserved in its original state and is therefore interesting as an example of a house of its time as much as the fact that de Gaulle's family lived there. For example the tiny privy built into the staircase and the lovely conservatory as well as the way all the rooms open... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

T!his house is worth a visit to Lille (one hour by train from Paris "gare du Nord".) It is a good example of a 19th centurry French upper middle class home. And it is so moving to see Gl de Gaulle's tiny craddle and christening gown

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Excellent well presented house steeped in French history and the life of Charles de Gaulle. It was fascinating to see where Charles de Gaulle was born and spent most of his childhood. Audio guide is a must for this museum to get the most out of it.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

I was extremely excited to go to this museum, to visit the birthplace and home of the famous Frenchman, Charles De Gaulle. However, this museum did not live up to my expectations. The information surrounding the museum could have been a lot better presented and the welcome received by the staff could have been, too. The audio guide was very,... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We spent an hour here & found it quite interesting learning about his family & the house where he was born. The audio guide was very informative & guided us well. I would have liked to learn more about his work during the war though as this was mainly about his early life.

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