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The house-Museum of Charles de Gaulle: photos, description Maison natale de Charles de Gaulle)

The house-Museum of Charles de Gaulle is of Princes street are within walking distance from Saint-andré, where the future first President of the Fifth Republic was baptized. Charles de Gaulle went down in history as the organizer of the French Resistance movement and as President, conducted decolonial policy of France.

The building is owned by the Foundation Charles de Gaulle, to whom belongs the initiative to open a Museum in 1983. After seven more years, the building received the status of historical monument.

The Museum is located in the house where he was born and spent his childhood years, the future hero of the French Resistance. The house belonged to his grandparents on the maternal side. The Museum consists of two parts - residential premises and the premises of the former factory for the production of tulle, which is owned by the grandfather of Charles de Gaulle. Currently, the factory building is a cultural centre "Factory of history". In fact, it is a library of multimedia materials, which contains information on various media about the life and career of Charles de Gaulle. Visitors center exhibit of documentary short films about him.

In the residential part of the house recreates the atmosphere of life of the middle class of the nineteenth century. Due to furniture, furnishings and personal belongings give the idea about the life and habits of the family members of Charles de Gaulle. So, visitors learn that the grandfather every day read the latest issue of the local newspaper. Saved the garments of the young de Gaulle, including his baptismal shirt and suits that he wore every day. Despite the income, which brought textile production, the childhood of Charles de Gaulle took place in humble surroundings.

In France, a Museum dedicated to Charles de Gaulle, also located in the Paris House of invalids in the village of Colombey-Les-Deux-Eglises, where he was buried this outstanding military leader and political figure.