Balzac's House

Maison Balzac

47, rue Raynouard, Paris, 75016
Admission: Free
Free Entry
Wheelchair Access
Has Permanent Collection

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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Tube : Passy (6), La Muette (9).

Tucked into the hills of Passy, the Balzac's House is the last of the novelist’s Parisian residences to remain standing today. With the Victor Hugo museum and the Museum of the romantic life it's one of the three museum dedicated to writers and literature in Paris.

Balzac is one of the most famous French writer and novelist from the 19th century, he gave a vivid panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte.

It's in this house that from 1840 to 1847, he worked on The Human Comedy and wrote some of his masterpieces. The house was bought in 1949 by the municipality to become a museum.

The museum displays Balzac’s personal mementos, pictures, engravings and objects related to his loved ones and contemporaries, as well as a large number of original publications, manuscripts and illustrations. In 2012, Balzac's House was renovated and provide to visitor more confort during the visit.

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