Maison de Balzac Member

47 rue Raynouard - 75016 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement


In the heart of the old Passy village, the Maison de Balzac is the last famous Parisian novelist’s house to exist today. It was in this house that Balzac wrote 'La Comédie Humaine'.
The museum, along with other things, holds personal memories of the writer and his family, numerous original editions, manuscripts and illustrations. You can also see paintings, engravings and documents about his loved ones.
The museum also organises exhibitions and events about the author.
Reference library, concerts, readings (for adults).


  • Arts décoratifs
  • Littérature
  • Manuscrits
  • Mobilier
  • Peinture
  • Photographie

Epoque des collections

  • Rococo (XVIIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)


Ville de Paris

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Japanese

Educational activities

Dès 6 ans, ateliers contes d’1 h 30 inspirés par la vie et l’œuvre de Balzac, visites-animations thématiques d’1 h 30 pour les 6-11 ans, visites-conférences en famille et pour les scolaires d’1 h 30, parcours-promenades à thème d’1 h 30 dans Paris, ateliers-lecture d’1 h 30 pour les enfants et pour les scolaires dès la 3e. Sur réservation au +33 (0) 1 55 74 41 80 ou


  • Bookshop

Business area

Number of meeting rooms:2

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections: free entry for all visitors (except during temporary exhibitions).
Temporary exhibitions:
Full price: €4
Discounted price: €3
Young people (from 14 to 26): €2

Group tour

Groups of 25 people or more: book at least a month in advance by phone +33 (0) 1 55 74 41 80 or fax +33 (0) 1 45 25 19 22.


Permanent collections are free for all visitors. Fee for temporary exhibitions. (free for under 14s).

Free for young people and children

Under 14 years.

Closing times


Opening times

10am - 6pm

Opening of ticket desks

Doors close at 5.30pm

Voir la carte

Maison de Balzac

47 rue Raynouard
75016 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 55 74 41 80

  • Subway - Passy
  • RER - Boulainvilliers
  • Bus - 32, 50, 70, 72

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people.

Museum in the same district: Trocadéro - Passy

Museum in the same arrondissement: 16th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum