Inspiration Thursday

DSCN1221Every Thursday my friend, Karen Samimi visits an exhibition, museum or monument in Paris, researching the venue before she goes and taking photos as she visits. Sometimes I even get to tag along, and now, you can too, as she shares her visits on FindingNoon…

DSCN1228Maison de Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was born in 1802 in Besonçon and lived in this 280 square meter Parisian apartment on the second floor of the Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée, located on the Place Royale (now called Place des Vosges) from 1832 to 1848, before his exile to The Channel Islands. He was exiled for declaring Napoleon III a traitor to France. His Paris home is now a museum run by the City of Paris. I especially enjoyed viewing the numerous paintings of the important people in his life. The house also contains sculpture and furniture, books, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and Chinese decorations from his mistress Juliette Drouet’s home on the island of Guernsey. The permanent collections can be viewed in approximately an hour. Also of particular note are the paintings, sculpture, and posters exhibited in the stairwells.

DSCN12436 place des Vosges, 4è

01 42 72 10 16

Métro: Bastille, Saint-Paul or Chemin-Vert

Bus: 20, 29, 69, 76, 96

Open Tuesdays to Sundays between 10 am and 6 pm, last admissions at 5:40 pm.
Closed on public holidays: January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, May 8, Ascension
Thursday, July 14, August 15, November 1, November 11, and December 25.

DSCN1230The permanent collection is free to the public.
Audioguide rental is 5 euros.
Temporary exhibitions are between 5 and 7 euros.





all photos ©KarenSamimi2014

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