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Hauteville House

Victor Hugo's House 38 Hauteville, St Peter Port
+44 1481 721911
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Closed for refurbishment until 2019 spring

We parked on the port area and climbed one kilometer on very steep streets to finally find out the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nathalie P
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Interesting history and fantastic tour!

Visited whilst on holiday from England UK. After walking around for ages we eventually found the... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Zoelia3961
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Author Victor Hugo's home while living in Guernsey during a 15-year self-imposed exile.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“les miserables” (30 reviews)
“guided tour” (53 reviews)
“french guide” (14 reviews)
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Victor Hugo's House 38 Hauteville, St Peter Port
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+44 1481 721911
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"from france"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked on the port area and climbed one kilometer on very steep streets to finally find out the House was closed for renovation until 2019 spring. Disappointed and exhausted we took some picture from the front and indeed it would need some serious painting...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Visited whilst on holiday from England UK. After walking around for ages we eventually found the house which isn't very well signposted. When arrived we were told we would have to wait for nearly 2hours for a tour. luckily we were allowed to sit in...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Fascinating place. Victor Hugo lived here and the house is preserved in his honour. The tour guides are really interesting and as well as describing the house they really give a flavour of his life and times. The house is really interestingly decorated, by Hugo,...More

1  Thank MAR-AM-UK
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

The home is amazing and serves as a window into the mind of a literary master, a complicated, compassionate, awe-inspiring individual who was committed to the poor, the working class, to democracy - to France. Visiting his home was one of the highlights of my...More

2  Thank liz f
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Fascinating glimpse into the life of Victor Hugo, a man whose name is familiar to most but one has no idea of the true extent of his genius. This property, decorated according to his personal hightly eccentric taste is a real must. It really is...More

1  Thank Clive S
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

A really fascinating home of Victor Hugo. The lovely guide brings it to life and you really feel the author might materialise at any moment in an historical hologram. In interior design terms it is amazing, with unusual decoration and textures everywhere you look. He...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

This place is absolutely fascinating, I have visited many times over the years...it would be a shame to visit Guernsey and not pay a visit to Victor Hugo's time capsule!

1  Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

I found the tour of Hauteville House absolutely fascinating and was quite mesmerised by the house. It was Victor Hugo's home for the 15 years he was exiled from Paris, and it is believed that he wrote Les Miserables while living here. The house (as...More

Thank Katherine J
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Sadly closed during our trip to Guernsey this week (we knew this in advance, so weren't disappointed upon arrival!) but I'm a PhD student writing about Les Misérables, so we couldn't not stop by. There's lots of parking right outside and I'm very excited about...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Amazing place but utterly impractical as a house. VH was clearly making an exhibition of it and probably spent most of his time with his mistress who lived a few doors down. (My guess!)

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Beachbumbaby
November 7, 2017|
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Response from Lynda E | Reviewed this property |
The garden is accessible and very pleasant. The house has rather rickety old stairs. They may let yo look in the dining room on the ground floor.
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Jennifer L
August 24, 2017|
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Response from marylin603 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was given to believe that it would be closed all through 2018 by the guides in residence last March, 2017. You probably know that thehouse, although in Guernsey is operated by French people with govetnance from... More
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Jennifer C
October 22, 2016|
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Response from yogiacomo | Reviewed this property |
It was not much, around 6-8£, it can be busy, so make a reservation to be sure you can get a tour in English.
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