Search
Close this search box.
  • Français
  • English
  • Deutsch

Maison Victor Hugo

T&H mental T&H engine T&H visual
© Ville de Besançon
  • © Ville de Besançon
  • © Ville de Besançon
  • © Ville de Besançon
  • © Ville de Besançon
    Disabled access T&H mental T&H moteur T&H visuel

    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.


    Dates

    Opening periods

    Open every day except Tuesday From 1st April to 31st October from 10.30 am to 6.00 pm 1 November to 31 March, 10.30am to 5.30pm School holidays (zone A), bank holidays and weekends from 10.30am to 6pm Closed on 01/01, 01/05, 01/11, 25/12
    from Thursday 11/02 to Sunday 12/22/2024-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 Monday 02/19 to Sunday 03/03/2024-Mon : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm - Wed-Sun : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
    from Monday 03/04 to Sunday 03/31/2024-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 Monday 04/01 to Tuesday 04/30/2024-Mon : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm - Wed-Sun : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
    from Thursday 05/02 to Thursday 10/31/2024-Mon : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm - Wed-Sun : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
    from Monday 12/23 to Tuesday 12/24/2024-Mon : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm - Wed-Sun : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
    from Thursday 12/26 to Tuesday 12/31/2024-Mon : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm - Wed-Sun : from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm


    Practical information

    Group service

    Thematic

    Museum
    Author's house
    famous men and women
    Literature

    Rates

      MINI Max Additional information
    GratuitiesFree admission 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
    Other rate2 €-Reduced rate for friends of museums and libraries, holders of the Cezam/Fracas card and the COS Ville de Besançon card, and groups of 10 people or more.
    Special rate8.6 €-Combined ticket for Musée des Beaux-arts et d'Archéologie - Musée du Temps - Maison Victor Hugo

    See also

    BESANCON -

    Besançon Pass Tourisme

    BESANCON - from 02/10/2024 to 01/05/2025

    Horloge Astronomique

    T&H mental
    BESANCON - from 02/19/2024 to 12/31/2024

    Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie