Lille - Maison natale Charles de Gaulle
Maison natale Charles de Gaulle
9, rue Princesse
From Wednesday to Saturday:
10.00am to noon /2.00pm to 5.00pm
Sunday: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Group bookings by reservation only
Tel.: + 33 (0)3.59.73.00.30.
Maison natale Charles de Gaulle à Lille
Charles de Gaulle was born on 22 November 1890 at 9 rue Princesse, in the home of his maternal grandparents: Julia and Jules Emile Maillot, textile industrialists. His parents lived in Paris but returned to Lille regularly for family celebrations and holidays. Charles’ first years were marked by frequent visits to the family home, where he spent happy times with his grandmother, cousins, uncles and aunts...
This house, now a museum, has been open to the public since 1983. Classified as Historic Monument since 1990, it was also named a Maison des Illustres (the home of an illustrious person - similar to the British blue plaque scheme) in 2011.
The house has been updated and restored extensively during the 2000s, to allow a real museum space to be opened: the house itself, a temporary exhibition space and a multimedia centre. The site, owned by the Fondation Charles de Gaulle, is today managed by the Nord department.