Maison de Victor Hugo

Where: 4th Arrondissement, Paris

Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the mind behind Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and The Legend of the Ages was not much of a minimalist. Victor Hugo’s house in Paris (there’s one in Guernsey too) is crammed full of antiques and interior design curios. But my absolute favourite part of the museum were the notes on restoration that appeared next to some of the objects on display. It was fascinating to be able to see what had been done and what still needed to be done to help restore, protect and preserve Victor Hugo’s belongings. Making accessible behind-the-scenes information like this is something I think museums should do more of.

Don’t miss: The absolutely ridiculously lovely views over Place des Voges

 

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