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Martin Nadaud Museum

Museum at Soubrebost

  • “When the building's good, all is good!” - Famous statement by this Creuse stonemason. The Bourganeuf local authority association has decided to pay him homage by converting the house where he was born into a museographic space; or how to discover the life and works of this famous person.Famous from the Creuse: Martin Nadaud. He was born 17 November 1815 in Martinèche to a migrant stonemason father and a mother who worked on the family farm. Stoneworker at 15 years of age, migrant worker in...
    “When the building's good, all is good!” - Famous statement by this Creuse stonemason. The Bourganeuf local authority association has decided to pay him homage by converting the house where he was born into a museographic space; or how to discover the life and works of this famous person.Famous from the Creuse: Martin Nadaud. He was born 17 November 1815 in Martinèche to a migrant stonemason father and a mother who worked on the family farm. Stoneworker at 15 years of age, migrant worker in Paris, he discovered difficult working conditions and socialist ideas.Elected MP for the Creuse in 1849, the second Empire forced him to exile in England like Victor Hugo. On his return, Gambetta named him Prefect of the Creuse, but he continued his political career in Paris (as town Council member and then again MP for the Creuse for 3 terms). He retired to the place where he was born in 1889 where he died on 28 December 1898. The course of this astonishing life is shown here in an entertaining fashion: a ride in a 19th-century carriage while conversing with a journalist and banker of the period, a faithfully reconstructed salon where Martin Nadaud spoke with his friends and a clean room calling to mind discussions on national organisations of today, their evolution and their role in the 21st-century. The garden is an invitation for visitors to meditate listening to readings from his memoirs written at Martinèche, “Léonard's Memoirs”.
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