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“19th century atmosphere”

Maison de Victor Hugo
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Owner description: The former home of the 19th-century author Victor Hugo is now a museum with exhibits on his life.
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“19th century atmosphere”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

On a cold April afternoon, wandering thru Marais and Place des Voges, I thought about the Maison de Victor Hugo mainly as a way to heat myself for a while. But it proved to be more than that: the house is well kept, and it tells you a lot about Victor Hugo's life, while you can imagine how did he and others lived on those Place des Vosges houses. You can feel the 19th century atmosphere walking by the different rooms, some of them showing the original furniture. There's also a small bookshop on the ground floor.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice, free, rainy afternoon option”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

It rained! So we checked our 'things to do in the rain' list and ended up here. A little bit of a queue - even though it's free, you still have to queue up to get a ticket to present to the door man. A pleasant way to spend an hour or so. No info leaflet to pick up and not much in English, but still nice to see how he lived, what he looked like, and find out about his mistresses! Probably not one to do if you have young children with you as it's quite a small, quiet museum with nothing interactive for them to get their hands on.

Visited April 2013
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“you should go there”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

'les miserables' you know this famous book,and may have seen the oscar-accademy winner movie based on it; but do you know it's writer? u can see Victor Hugo's house in paris (near 'des vosges' easy to go by metro: famous Bastille station, then a 10min walk) and have a look on the house decorated by himself and his handwritings, also pictures and statues of his books' characters like Cossette, Jean Valjean and Javert...
you will go to the past and live with them for an hour and I think you will enjoy it.
also there is a nice and quiet bar nearby.
I recommend to get an audio-guide, because there are many writings in french without written translations.

6 Place des Vosges
75004 Paris, France
01 42 72 10 16

Visited August 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This museum is located in Place des Vosges and as the numbering seemed slightly odd to us you may have to search for it but it is worth while. Rooms are very dark because of the decor and quite atmospheric.

While in the square, quite close to the house of Victor Hugo is a tiny hat shop. It is too tiny for more than two people and the owner so most of his stock is displayed outside. The shop is at number 21 and called Eux dans l'Eau. Reasonable prices and a great selection

Visited March 2013
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“not much to see...”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

It's cool to be in Victor Hugo's house but there isn't a lot to see. especially if you don't get an audio guide because there is not a lot of english writing. The audio guide on the other hand talks too much and not about very interesting stuff I found myself stopping it most of the time before finishing.
I hoped that it would be more of a museum commemorating victor hugo and his works. But it literally was just is house and the rooms and it just wasn't interesting at all.

Visited February 2013
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