Birthplace of Charles De Gaulle in Lille


Charles de Gaulle is born in this house, at 9 rue Princesse, on November the 22th, in the year of 1890. This mansion typical of houses of Northern France belonged to his maternal grandparents. Today, it has become both a museum and cultural center, dealing with this illustrious personage of France.

The birthplace of Charles de Gaulle is divided into two parts (the small one or “right side” and the large one or “left side”). these two sides are connected by a piece located above the door, which allows movements between the two parts.

There is also a garden, a courtyard and veranda.

– Full price: 6 euros
– Reduced price: € 4 (unemployed, disabled persons, students, children 11-18 years)

– Audioguide: Included in the entry fee (available in English, French, German, Dutch)
– Fact Cards (English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Chinese)

9, rue Princesse
59 000 LILLE
03 28 38 12 05 / Fax : 03 28 38 12 09

Opening hours
September to June:
Wednesday to Saturday: 10h-12h and 14h-17h.
Sunday: 13h30-17h

July and August:
Wednesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-17h

– By bus from the Gare Lille Flandres:
Line No. 50 stop: “Bateliers”
Line No. 14 and 56 stop “Bateliers”

– By bus from République Beaux Arts:
Liane No. 1 stop “Esplanade”

-By bus from Rihour:
Shuttle Lille (Navette du Vieux-Lille): hop on and off wherever you want


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