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French Mansion…Untouched for 100 years

Posted on: January 28, 2011

Last week I ran across this story on BBC news about Frenchman Louis Mantin’s home that has recently been opened as a museum. The wow factor is that the home remained untouched for a 100 years per the wishes of Mr. Mantin that were dictated in his will. Via the BBC he was” was an aesthete and gentleman of leisure who bequeathed his opulent home to the town of Moulins on condition that a century later it be a museum. After he died in 1905, the mansion was closed up and fell into dilapidation. Now thanks to a 3.5m euro ($4.7m; £2.9m) refit funded by local authorities, it has been returned to its original pristine state.”

His home is essentially a time capsule as it holds all of his original furnishings and collections! Click on this link to view a short video touring the home!


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