Discover the Maison Victor Hugo and the Place des Vosges
Published on 15 May 2018, dans Visit Paris
For your summer break in Paris, the Hotel Jacques de Molay recommends an itinerary dedicated to literature and greenery in the Marais. Visit the Maison Victor Hugo and stroll in the sun on the Place des Vosges!
The Maison Victor Hugo, the writer’s former home
Enter the private world of the great man of letters by visiting the apartment where he lived from 1832 to 1848. Here you will discover the environment in which he devoted himself to his passion; writing. Playful and educational, the Maison Victor Hugo invites you on a journey evoking the various works of the author. The house, which borders the Place des Vosges, was the location for literary and political salons with a whiff of sulphur and romance. The gothic atmosphere, unusual works of art and antique furniture set the tone and illustrate different facets of the personality of the author of Les Misérables. You will feel that some of the essence of Victor Hugo resides within these walls.
The Place des Vosges, a majestic public square in the Marais
The elegance of the architecture makes it clear that the Place des Vosges was once a haunt of royalty and the aristocracy. Designed at the behest of Henri IV, the Place des Vosges is lined with mansions that even today evoke a sense of history. Beloved by Parisians, the Place des Vosges offers large shady lawns where quiet picnics can be enjoyed. Take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful square on a sunny day and the hubbub of the city beyond seems to recede in the mists of time. In that spirit, the Hotel Jacques de Molay welcomes you to its elegant and contemporary establishment for your Parisian stay.