Frenchman Louis Mantin received a tremendous legacy in 42 years. Since then he has lived for pleasure and died in 1905. In his will, he ordered that preserve the house exactly 100 years. To future generations saw was a real French gentleman a hundred years ago. In 2005, the house was opened. Of course, the state of things and furniture left much to be desired. The local municipality has allocated 3.5 million euros for restoration. And now the house-museum was opened to all comers.