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Maison de Victor Hugo | Paris

7.18.2016
Maison Victor Hugo by Catherine Goron
Maison Victor Hugo by Catherine Goron
Maison Victor Hugo by Catherine Goron
Paris Place des Vosges by Catherine Goron
Maison Victor Hugo by Catherine Goron
Maison Victor Hugo by Catherine Goron
Paris Place des Vosges by Catherine Goron

To visit the former living space of one of France's most celebrated literary figures and walk where he walked... 

Within the splendid 17th century buildings of Place des Vosges is Victor Hugo's apartment turned museum, where he lived for 16 years and where he wrote a great part of Les Miserables. The interior showcases his living space and an extensive display of personal works, including drawings and elaborate furnishings, much of which he designed himself (uncommon pursuits and a fascinating discovery about this great writer, prolific poet and statesman!).

The visit is a wonderful tribute to a man who spent much of his life in contemplation and wonder regarding humanity, in search for understanding, social justice and truth...


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Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight,
 feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings - Victor Hugo

13 comments

  1. A wonderful study of line and texture and depth. I love the first stair photo. I looked a long time before I realized what I was seeing. The past joins the present in your photos.

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  2. I always look forward to your amazing shots! Beautiful.

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  3. Great shots!
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  4. As usual, I am sighing from stateside. *** sigh ***

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  5. What a wonderful place to live! lucky him!
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  6. I love ALL things Paris! Beautiful photos

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  7. Beautiful and amazing shots! Paris is so lovely.

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  8. That must have given you goosebumps, interesting that he had those other talents as if he didn't already have enough.

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    1. Exactly Jeanna! And what an experience to enter the personal space of someone you really admire, and leave with even greater admiration for them...

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  9. This place looks amazing. I wish I had visited here when I was in Paris

    Mollyxxx

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  10. Thank you all for your very kind and encouraging comments... xo

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  11. Enjoyed the photo tour of Mssr. Hugo's former residence, Catherine.

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