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District : Marais / Les Halles
This establishment is certified "Tourism & Handicap"
Already holder of the Tourisme & Handicap label for physical disabilities, the Maison Victor Hugo has just obtained the label for hearing impairments after a great effor on the part of the museum and its staff. It was officially inaugurated on 23 March 2010 in the presence of Jean-Bernard Bros, Deputy Mayor for Tourism and New Local Media, Véronique Dubarry, assistant for disabled people, Danièle Pourtaud, in charge of national heritage, Danielle Molinari, manager of the Maison de Victor Hugo and Hauteville House, Henriette Zoughebi, chairman of the regional tourist board and Annette Masson, chairman of the Tourisme and Handicap association.
Victor Hugo lived on the second floor of the Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée from 1832 to 1848. He wrote some of his major works here: Marie Tudor, Ruy Blas, Les Burgraves, Les Chants du crépuscule, Les Voix intérieures, a large part of Les Misérables, and was visited by Lamartine, Vigny, Dumas and Gautier. The visit of the apartment illustrates the three main stages of his life (before, during and after exile) through the display of his furniture, different memorabilia and some astonishing interior decoration carried out during his exile in Guernesey.
The first floor is devoted to temporary exhibitions and displays his drawings as well as an iconography of his literary work. A rich library is open to the public by appointment. The museum organizes talks in the Maison de Victor Hugo and workshops for young visitors (information at the museum office).
Architecturals styles :
Louis XIII style
List of collections :
Sculpture, History, Painting, Decorative Arts, Furniture, Literature, Fine Arts
Collections period :
Opening days and times
10am to 6pm
10am - 6pm.
Closed from January 21st to 26th 2002.
Cash desk closes at :
Days of week :
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Open on those public holidays :
Independant tour :
Temporary paying exhibitions
The permanent collections are free for everyone.
The temporary exhibitions are free for -14yrs.
Free for children :
Group tour :
10 to 20 people, booking necessary: 01 42 72 10
Foreign language tour :
Foreign language information :
Educational activities :
Contact the museum for more information.
Wheelchair hire :
From April 2002.
Photo allowed :
No flash, no tripod.
Accessibility disabled persons
The Maison de Victor Hugo is completely accessible to people with reduced mobility.
For visitors with sight impairments:
- Tactile conference visits. Booklet and list of works in large letters and Braille.
- Magnifying machines and glasses for consulting documents during visits with a talk.
For visitors with hearing impairments:
- Themed visits with a talk in French sign language and with lip reading. The welcome staff are trained in French sign language.
Free for disabled people and their guide upon presentation of proof.
6, place des Vosges
Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée
District : Marais / Les Halles
- Bus : 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 96