Maison Natale de Charles de Gaulle
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Maison Natale de Charles de Gaulle information
The upper-middle-class house in which Charles de Gaulle was born in 1890 is now a museum, run by the Nord département , presenting the French leader in the context of his times, with an emphasis on his connection to French Flanders. Displays include de Gaulle's dainty baptismal robe and some evocative newsreels.