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Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris


The Maison de Victor Hugo is situated on Place des Vosges.

The Maison de Victor Hugo is situated on Place des Vosges.

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Maison de Victor Hugo Overview:

Victor Hugo, acclaimed French author of classics such as The Hunchbank of Notre-Dame and impassioned humanist who spent his life pleading for the cause of the poor and oppressed, lived in the Hôtel de Rohan Guéménée at 6, Place des Vosges (then Place Royale) between 1832 and 1848 with his family. He wrote several major works there, including Les Misérables, and welcomed literary contemporaries such as poet Alfred de Vigny and Alexandre Dumas.

A museum opened on the site in 1903 and pays tribute to the writer's life and works through personal artifacts, furniture, manuscripts and photos. The permanent exhibit is free.

Maison de Victor Hugo Location and Contact Information:

The Maison de Victor Hugo is located in the writer's former apartments on the elegant Place des Vosges, situated in Paris' 4th arrondissement (district), in the heart of the Marais area.

Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée - 6, place des Vosges
Metro: St-Paul, Bastille or Chemin Vert
Tel : +33 (0)1 42 72 10 16

Visit the official website (in French only)

Maison de Victor Hugo Opening Hours and Tickets:

Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Closed Mondays and French bank holidays.

Tickets: Admission to the permanent collections and displays is free of charge for all visitors. Entry prices vary for temporary exhibits: call ahead.

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