The house

Hauteville House on Guernsey was entirely refurbished and decorated by Victor Hugo himself. It was his home during his exile, from 1856 to 1870, and he later came back to spend time here in 1872, 1875 and 1878.

A work of art in its own right, the house was the birthplace of some of Victor Hugo's greatest masterpieces, including The Legend of the Ages, Les Misérables, Toilers of the Sea, The Man Who Laughs and his Theatre in Freedom.

The house was donated to the City of Paris in 1927 by his granddaughter, Jeanne Hugo-Négreponte, and his grandson Georges’ children, Jean, Marguerite and François Hugo. Today, it is open to the public, offering visitors a unique experience.

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