Maison de Victor Hugo

Top choice museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Between 1832 and 1848 the celebrated novelist and poet Victor Hugo lived in an apartment in Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée, a townhouse overlooking one of Paris' most elegant squares. Hugo moved here a year after the publication of Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), completing Ruy Blas during his stay. It's now a museum devoted to his life and works, with an impressive collection of his personal drawings and portraits. Temporary exhibitions command an admission fee.

An audioguide costs €5. A cafe is scheduled to open on site in 2020.