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Maison Victor Hugo

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    On 26 February 1802, the house at 140 Grande Rue in Besançon was the birthplace of a world-famous writer, Victor Hugo.

    Unlike the other houses where he lived, the Maison natale de Victor Hugo is neither a museum nor a place of memory. In a contemporary scenography that leaves a lot of room for multimedia, the struggles of this committed man are presented since the opening of the Maison Victor Hugo.

    "Those who live are those who struggle", Les Châtiments, 1852
    The ground floor of the museum's permanent exhibition evokes the links that Victor Hugo maintained with his native city. The staircase leading to the upper floor combines the chronology of 19th century French history with the key events in Victor Hugo's life. The four thematic areas on the first floor are devoted to Victor Hugo's commitments: poet, playwright, novelist, Victor Hugo was also a politician who transmitted his ideas and convictions through his actions, speeches and writings. A partnership with four international associations highlights the relevance of these struggles in the 21st century.


    Opening periods

    Open every day except Tuesday From 1 April to 31 October from 10.30am to 6pm From 1st November to 31st March from 10.30am to 5.30pm School holidays (zone A), public holidays and weekends from 10.30am to 6pm Closed on 01/01, 01/05, 01/11, 25/12
    from Monday 11/06 to Sunday 12/24/2023-Mon : from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm - Wed-Fri : from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm - Sat, Sun : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
    from Tuesday 12/26 to Sunday 12/31/2023-Mon : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm - Wed-Sun : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm

    Practical information

    Group service


    Author's house
    famous men and women


      MINI Max Additional information
    GratuitiesFree for all individuals on Sundays and public holidays
    Base rate - full rate adult3 €-
    Other rate2 €-Reduced rate for friends of museums and libraries, holders of the Cezam/Fracas card and the COS Ville de Besançon card, groups of 10 people or more
    Special rate8.4 €-Combined rate for the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology - Museum of Time - Victor Hugo House

    See also


    Besançon Pass Tourisme

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    Horloge Astronomique

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    BESANCON - from 11/06/2023 to 12/31/2023

    Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie