Victor Hugo House

Maison Victor Hugo

Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée , 6, place des Vosges, Paris, 75004
Admission: Free
Free Entry
Wheelchair Access
 

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 1800
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed on French bank holidays.
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  • Victor Hugo House
    © Didier Messina
  • Victor Hugo House
    © Pierre Antoine

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Tube : Bastille (1, 5, 8), Bréguet-Sabin (5), Saint-Paul (1).

Victor Hugo is still today one of the most famous French writer of all times. The Maison de Victor Hugo is the house where Victor Hugo lived in for 16 years from 1832–1848.

The museum is located in the Place des Vosges and dates from 1605 when a lot was granted to Isaac Arnauld in the South-East corner of the square. It was substantially improved by the de Rohans family, who gave the building its current name of Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée. Victor Hugo was 30 when he moved into the house in October 1832 with his wife Adèle. They rented a 280 square metre apartment on the second floor.

The mansion was converted into a museum when a large donation was made by Paul Meurice to the city of Paris to buy the house. Paul Meurice had the creation of a museum in mind and collected through his life, numerous documents dedicated to Victor Hugo. the Family correspondence makes up a large part of it. The flat consists of an antechamber leading through the Chinese living room and medieval style dining room to Victor Hugo’s bedroom where he died in 1885.

© Victor Hugo / Wikipedia / E.B

Past exhibitions at Victor Hugo House - now closed:
Eros Hugo. Between humility and excess. 19th Nov 2015 - 21st Feb 2016
Intertwined Perspectives 6th Nov 2014 - 1st Mar 2015
La faune de nos paupières 17th Oct 2013 - 16th Feb 2014
Living in exile Klavdij Sluban 6th Nov 2014 - 1st Mar 2015
The height of the dream. Victor Hugo and Surrealism 16th Oct 2013 - 16th Feb 2014