French mansion
Media playback is unsupported on your device

French mansion locked for 100 years, opens to public

A mansion house in central France that was kept locked up for 100 years has just been opened to the public, in accordance with its owner's last wishes.

Louis Mantin, a wealthy gentleman from the town of Moulins, stipulated in his will that his house should be turned into a museum a century after his death.

Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 18 Jan 2011