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CHARLES DE GAULLE'S BIRTHPLACE AND MUSEUM

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Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille on November 22nd 1890 in the house of his maternal grandparents at 9 Rue Princesse.
Listed as a Historic Monument, the house was bought in 1967 by a group of friends of the General. Now a museum, it recreates the atmosphere of a typical late 19th century home of the Northern French industrial middle class. The family keepsakes and personal objects on display (cradle, christening robe, Saint-Cyr sword, etc.) are a reminder of De Gaulle’s younger days.
A recently developed multimedia centre also looks back over the great statesman’s historic work.

Bus 14 or 50, stop: "Les Bateliers"
Opening day(s)

All year long 2017

Every day except Monday

10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00

Sunday from 1.30 PM to 5 PM

General
  • Activities :
    • Temporary exhibitions
    • Regional heritage
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Directions to :
9 rue Princesse
59000
LILLE
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 50.64595
Longitude : 3.05860
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MAISON NATALE CHARLES DE GAULLE
9 rue Princesse
59000
LILLE
Phone : +33 3 59 73 00 30
Fax : +33 3 28 38 12 09
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Tel from France : 0891 56 2004 (€ 0.225 VAT / min)
Tel from other countries : +33 (0) 359 579 400
Schedules : Mon to Sat / 9:30-13:00 and 14:00-18:00