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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.