Maison Victor Hugo

Maison Victor Hugo


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 in September 2013.

"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 first 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.

Maison Victor Hugo
140 Grande rue
  • Mental handicap, Motor handicap, Sight handicap
  • Pets not allowed
Chains and Labels
Mental handicap
Motor handicap
Sight handicap
Maisons des Illustres
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Prices & Schedules Opening :

From 02/01/23 to 05/02/23 of 10:30 to 17:30.
Closed on : Tuesday

From 06/02/23 to 19/02/23 of 10:30 to 18:00.
Closed on : Tuesday

From 20/02/23 to 01/04/23 of 10:30 to 17:30.
Closed on : Tuesday

From 02/04/23 to 31/10/23 of 10:30 to 18:00.
Closed on : Tuesday

From 02/11/23 to 31/12/23 of 10:30 to 17:30.
Closed on : Tuesday

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

Prices :
  • Base rate - full rate adult : 3€
  • Other rate (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) : 2€
  • Gratuities (Free for all individuals on Sundays and public holidays)

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