Maison de Balzac

47 rue Raynouard - 75016 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement

What's on?

COVID19: Maison de Balzac reopens on June 16, 2020 and extends the exhibition "The Human Comedy, Balzac by Eduardo Arroyo" until August 16, 2020.


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)
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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Bookshop
  • Restaurant

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Japanese

Educational activities

1hr30 story workshop for over 6s inspired by the life and work of Balzac, 1hr30 themed activities for 6-11s, 1hr30 family and school group tours with commentary, 1hr30 themed walks in Paris, 1hr30 workshops-lectures for children and school groups in the 3rd arrondissement. Booking required: call +33 (0) 1 55 74 41 80 or email


Rose Bakery tea room open during the hours of the house of Balzac.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections : free. Temporary exhibitions: entry fee. 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

Bookings by phone on +33 (0) 1 55 74 41 80 from Monday to Friday 10am-1pm, or by email at


Permanent collections are free for all visitors. Fee for temporary exhibitions: see

Free for young people and children

Under 18 years.

Closing times


Opening times

Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Closed certain public holidays. See website.

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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

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Visual Visual

Accessibility information

Hearing impairment:
- visitors can book/get in touch by text or email
- audioguides equipped with induction loop
- independent visits possible

Visual impairment:
- outdoor lighting in common areas can be managed
- tactile visits
- on the website: consult the whole text of 'La Comédie Humaine', text size can be enlarged in certain browsers
- with specific equipment, the text can be accessed using text-to-speech or braille transcription.
- 'image prompter' tool offered by the association Regard'en France Cie by the Centre Recherche Théâtre Handicap (bookings -
- tactile visits require group reservations

More details on accessibility

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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