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The Historial Charles de Gaulle

The Historial Charles de Gaulle is an interactive multimedia space devoted to this public figure's work as the leader of Free France and then the founding President of the Fifth Republic.

The Historial Charles de Gaulle is currently closed for renovation until the end of May 2020, after over 10 years of operation. This work is in aid of the programme of commemorations to mark the passing of 80 years since the appeal of 18 June 1940.

The renovated spaces will offer enriched content charting the extraordinary destiny of this giant of history.

When we open again, come and discover:

  • new multimedia areas devoted to the leader of Free France and the founding President of the Fifth Republic;
  • new outreach tools designed to help visitors understand the great conflicts of the 20th century: the two World Wars, the Cold War, the Algerian War.

The visit begins with a 25-minute biographical film that looks back at the highlights of Charles de Gaulle's career and his major role in French political history. This unique film made for the Historial is projected onto 5 big screens in a cinema room with 200 seats.

The Historial takes visitors to the very heart of 20th-century history with 400 audiovisual documents and 20 hours of audio content charting Charles de Gaulle's career. In a truly interactive and immersive space, visitors discover the exhibits using a free audioguide with auto play, provided at the entrance to the Historial.

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Due to government decisions, the Museum is closed until December 1st. All cultural activities initially planned during this period are cancelled.