Maison de Balzac Member

47 rue Raynouard - 75016 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement

What's on?

The Museum is closed for works until summer 2019. In the meanwhile, we will propose you outdoor activities and monthly events. The library remains open (only by appointment). Please feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and to consult our website


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)

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Bookshop

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Japanese

Educational activities

Public readings (for adults), reference library, in French. Stories and themed activities and tours for children, in French. Booking required by telephone 01 55 74 41 80 or

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections : free
Temporary exhibitions:
Full price : €6
Reduced price : €4.50

The Carte Paris Musées (Paris Museum Card) gives you access to all temporary exhibitions in museums belonging to the Mairie de Paris, with unlimited access and no queues. The card is valid for a year. Prices: €40 (individual card); €60 (card for 2 people); €20 (less than 26 years old). More information is available at

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 18 years.

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Mondays and public holidays

Opening times

10am - 6pm

Voir la carte

Maison de Balzac

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

  • Subway - Passy
  • RER - Boulainvilliers
  • Bus - 22, 32, 52, 70, 72

Museum in the same district: Trocadéro - Passy

Museum in the same arrondissement: 16th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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