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Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris

At No. 6 in the place des Vosges (originally known as place Royale) is the Maison de Victor Hugo, a sprawling apartment where the workaholic French author, famed for Les Misérables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame , lived between 1832 and 1848. Here you will see some of the writer's furniture, his drawings, samples of his handwriting, his inkwell, first editions of his works, and a painting of his funeral procession at the Arc de Triomphe in 1885. There are also portraits of his family, including Adèle, the subject of François Truffaut's excellent film, L'Histoire d'Adèle H. The Chinese salon from Hugo's house on Guernsey has also been reassembled here.


LOCATION: Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée, 6, place des Vosges , 75004 Paris. ADMISSION: 27 FF.
PHONE: 01-42-72-10-16 ; Fax: 01-42 72 06 64. HOURS: Tues.-Sun. 10:00am-5:40pm (closed bank holidays).
METRO: St-Paul, Chemin-Vert, Bastille. BUS: 69, 76.
COLLECTIONS: Decorative arts, history, literature, furniture, painting, sculpture. Reconstruction of
certain rooms of the different houses occupied by Victor Hugo for which he chose the decoration.
Furniture from the house of Juliette Drouet in Guernsey.
PRACTICAL INFO: Museums and Monuments Card accepted,
book shop, photography permitted, parking area for cars.
WEB SITE: http://www.

Edited by Ian C. Mills, 1999.
Bibliography: Paris From $70 A Day, Jeanne Oliver, 1998, Macmillan Travel, A Simon & Schuster Macmillan Company, New York. Fodor's 99 Paris, Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc., published in the U.S. by Random House, Inc., New York. (web site).

Victor Hugo Links:

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Reading & Videos:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) -- VIDEO
Starring: Charles Laughton, et al. Director: William Dieterle. Rated: NR. Edition Details: NTSC format (VHS, for use in U.S. and Canada only); Black & White. Usually ships within 2-3 days. List Price: $ 19.98 --- Our Price: $16.99 -- You Save: $2.99 (15%). Also available on DVD.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame -- BOOK
by Victor Hugo, Walter J. Cobb (Translator). Mass Market Paperback. Published February 1982 by New American Library
Usually ships within 24 hours. List Price: $5.95 -- Our Price: $4.76 -- You Save: $1.19
Other Editions: Hardcover (ISBN: 0517123754), Audio Cassette-Abridged (ISBN: 0787105260), Audio Cassette (ISBN: 9626340061).

SEE ALSO: Les Misérables


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