Help save the House of Victor Hugo

Located on the heights of St Peter Port in Guernsey, Hauteville House was the home of Victor Hugo and his family in exile for nearly 15 years, from 1856 to 1870. These decisive years were a great help in building the political figure of Victor Hugo and in reinforcing theimage of the republican and committed writer, fierce opponent of the Second Empire.

Thus, Hauteville House expresses the commitment and work of the poet who, in addition to writing some of his masterpieces, designed the space and redrew its architecture. Hugo expresses highly modern aesthetics, made of contrasts and innovations, and shows the extent of his artistic freedom.

Hauteville House is the only home that Victor Hugo ever bought. It was given to the city of Paris in 1927, by the descendants of the writer : Jeanne, his grand-daughter, and Jean, Marguerite and François, the children of his grand-son Georges who died in 1925. Hauteville Houseis a unique example of our literary heritage, alongside the Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée which is located in the Place des Vosges in Paris.


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