French author Victor Hugo, noted for his novels The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) and Les Miserables (1862), lived in Paris from 1832-1851, before his exile to Guernsey. His home is now a museum. His home is on the second floor and the museum of his paintings and works occupies the first floor.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. He was born in eastern France and arrived in Paris at the age of thirty. The rooms of his home are grand and luxurious. They are separated by their colour – the green room, the red damask lounge, etc. Many items are from his other residences, including his writing desk, and his bed where he died.
His large plate collection is displayed on the walls of one large room, and in various cabinets.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls