Musée Libertador San-Martin ou Casa San-Martin - Boulogne-sur-mer, France
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N 50° 43.478 E 001° 36.580
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Quick Description: [EN] This house was inhabited from 1848 to its death by the Argentine general Jose de San Martin who liberated his country (1816), Chile (1817) and Peru (1812) of the Spanish dominion. [FR] Cette maison fut habitée de 1848 à sa mort par le général argentin José de San Martin qui libéra son pays(1816), le Chili( 1817) et le Pérou(1812) de la domination espagnole.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/2/2018 11:19:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMXEJB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George
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Long Description:

« House built in 1848, occupied until his death in 1850 by the Argentine general Jose de San Martín

Period interior transformed into a museum dedicated to the memory of the hero of the emancipation of Latin America.

General San Martín, who liberated his country from Argentina (1813), Chile (1818) and Peru (1821) from Spanish rule, was living in Paris with his family when the February 1848 Revolution occurred. England, he lingered in Boulogne pending his visa and, seduced by the city, decided to settle at the invitation of Master Gerard, a lawyer at the Bar Boulogne, who had just built the house.

This beautiful four-storey mansion was owned by Maître Adolphe Gérard, a lawyer, journalist, librarian of the city and secretary of the Chamber of Commerce ... He occupied the ground floor for his business affairs while the other floors were for rent. General San Martín was the first occupant of the scene with his daughter Mercedes, his son-in-law and their two daughters.

The house was acquired by the Argentine government in 1927 and became the seat of a consulate until 1968. The current museum, dedicated to the life and the memory of the Libertador, was inaugurated on October 5, 1934.

During a guided tour of the house, you will discover on the left by entering a very rich library dedicated to the history of General San Martín and the independence of South America, showcases presenting commemorative medals and then to right of the corridor a bust of Libertador, work of the sculptor Boulonnais JH Wagener.

On the first floor are memorabilia related to General San Martín, weapons and mannequins in uniform and a whole series of paintings that evoke the Libertador, soldiers of the Andean Army and many of those who allowed the release of Argentina, Chile and Peru.

On the second floor are the most intimate rooms: the rooms of José de San Martín and that of his daughter Mercedes where he died on August 17, 1850.”

Sources : The Museum

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Demeure construite en 1848, occupée jusqu’à sa mort en 1850 par le général argentin José de San Martín.

Intérieur d’époque transformé en musée dédié à la mémoire du héros de l’émancipation de l’Amérique Latine.

Le général San Martín, qui libéra son pays l’Argentine (1813), le Chili (1818) et le Pérou (1821) de la domination espagnole, était installé à Paris avec sa famille quand survint la Révolution de Février 1848. Voulant gagner l’Angleterre, il s’attarda à Boulogne en attendant son visa et, séduit par la ville, décida de s’y installer sur l’invitation de Maître Gérard, avocat au barreau de Boulogne, qui venait de faire construire la maison.

Cette belle demeure bourgeoise de quatre étages était la propriété de Maître Adolphe Gérard, avocat mais aussi journaliste, bibliothécaire de la Ville et secrétaire de la Chambre de Commerce … Il occupait le rez-de-chaussée pour ses affaires professionnelles tandis que les autres étages étaient destinés à la location. Le général San Martín fut le premier occupant des lieux avec sa fille Mercedes, son gendre et leurs deux filles.

La maison fut acquise par le gouvernement argentin en 1927 et devint le siège d’un consulat jusqu’en 1968. Le musée actuel, consacré à la vie et à la mémoire du Libertador, fut inauguré le 5 octobre 1934.

Lors d’une visite guidée de la maison, on pourra découvrir à gauche en entrant une très riche bibliothèque consacrée à l’histoire du général San Martín et de l’indépendance de l’Amérique du Sud, des vitrines présentant des médailles commémoratives puis à droite du couloir un buste du Libertador, œuvre du sculpteur boulonnais J. H. Wagener.

Au premier étage sont exposés des souvenirs liés au général San Martín, des armes et des mannequins en uniformes et toute une série de tableaux qui évoquent le Libertador, les soldats de l’Armée des Andes et bon nombre de ceux qui ont permis la libération de l’Argentine, du Chili et du Pérou.

Au deuxième étage se trouvent les pièces les plus intimes: les chambres de José de San Martín et celle de sa fille Mercedes où il est mort le 17 août 1850.

Sources : Le Musée

The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Open all year except January. Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to noon and from 2 pm to 6 pm Closed Sunday and Monday as well as public holidays. Annual closing from the 15th to the 30th of July 2016 The duration of the visit (in French, English or Spanish) is approximately 30 to 45 minutes.


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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