The Victor Hugo House, located on picturesque Place des Vosges in Paris, is the house where the author lived for 16 years. Hugo and his wide Adèle moved in the second-floor apartment back in 1830, which they rented until 1846.
The museum is laid out to reflect the three biggest phases in his life, i.e., before, during, and after his exile from the Napoleonic’s Second Empire in the 1860s. Each room fulfills a different purpose; for example, the antechamber addresses his childhood and his early literary successes, and includes several exclusive family portraits. The dining room is mostly dedicated to Hugo’s love of Gothic furniture and interior design, while the bedroom almost perfectly recreates the room where he spent the last years of his life in another apartment on Avenue d'Eylau, including the bed where he passed away from pneumonia in 1885.
Victor Hugo House is located on Place des Vosges in Paris. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10 am and 6 pm. Entry to the permanent collection is free of charge for everyone, but it costs €7 per adult and €5 per child to visit the temporary exhibits. It is not advised to get there by car as driving and parking in Paris in a challenge; there are, however, three metro stations within a 10-minute walk radius.