Art & Culture

Personal belongings of Victor Hugo will be shown in Paris

«Notre-Dame de Paris», «Les Misérables», «L’Homme qui rit»… These novels has become the bases for hundreds of movies and theater plays. And even now – after almost two century – these books, written by Victor-Marie Hugo, help readers around the world to learn about Paris at a distance.

No wonder that people from many countries of the world has a great interest in the great writer’s life. Thus, already at the beginning of the XXth century the Museum of Victor Hugo (Maison de Victor Hugo) was opened. It was located in the house on the Place des Vosges where he had lived. Incidentally, Alexandre Dumas père has “settled” his famous literary character D’Artagnan and his three friends musketeers into this house.

Every year thousands people visit the Museum to see personal belongings of the writer, the first copies of his books, drawings created by Victor Hugo during his numerous travels.

This spring the museum collection was enriched with new exhibits. The Christies International show here 500 items that belonged to the writer – books, paintings, furniture, etc. Also the Museum has bought a significant part of the collection.

By the way, you can visit the apartment, rented by a great writer for many years, by Paris Museum Pass. Its cost is 39 euros and it opens the doors of more than 60 Paris museums – including the Museum of Victor Hugo. You can buy PMP at the French Tourist Office or at any of the exhibition galleries, supporting the project.

The museum is open daily (except Monday) from 10.00 to 18.00.