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Napoleon in Châteauroux? Almost, his loyal general Bertrand

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Town house Bertrand townhouse

This lovely house dates back to 1762: general Bertrand's grand-father (king engineer, Martin Bouchet) raised it.

General Bertrand, Napoleon's famous and loyal friend! He was born in Châteauroux in 1763; he had his name engraved on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and his grave in the Invalides. He followed Napoleon in Austerlitz, Waterloo... even in Elba Island.

Bertrand's father and brother lived in this classical style cuty house, with its rotunda overlooking a nice little garden. It was transformed into a museum, with archaeological collections, Napoleon's souvenirs and so much more...

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I'm fond of strolls and History, with juicy and spicy details!