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Maison de Victor Hugo

March 14th, 2009 by paris

The Maison de Victor Hugo is located at 6 Place des Vosges, which is the oldest city square in Paris. Once home to famous French novelist Victor Hugo, the Maison de Victor Hugo is preserved as a museum for tourists to visit. The museum is operated and owned by the City of Paris, and is accessible to viewers at no cost.

Victor Hugo and his family lived at the Maison de Victor Hugo from 1832 until 1848. Their second-floor apartment was a frequent gathering place for many famous Parisian actors, writers, musicians, and artists. The Hugos left the building after their home was broken into. The Maison de Victor Hugo was consecrated as a museum and officially opened to the public during the summer of 1903.

The Maison de Victor Hugo has a literature shop on its ground floor and features exhibits from Hugo’s most well-known novel, Les Miserables. Those who visit the museum are able to view the house’s antechamber, living room with Chinese décor, medieval-themed dining room, and bedroom in which Hugo passed away. The museum, which also includes a library, is filled with mementos from Hugo’s descendants.

The Maison de Victor Hugo is staffed with people who are organized, courteous, and friendly. It is conveniently located within walking distance of three metro stations-Bastille, Saint-Paul, and Chemin-Vert. The museum is closed every Monday and on major holidays. It is open between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM on Tuesdays through Sundays. The latest admission time is 5:40 PM.


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