In context : A short overview of the Marais
Let us begin around the Place des Vosges, which you can reach, for example, from Bastille or Saint-Paul subway stations (line 1). Find Victor Hugo's house at the southeast corner.
Located in the former de Rohan-Guémené hotel at the Place des Vosges, where Victor Hugo rented the second story flat from 1832 to 1848 and wrote, most notably, a large part of the Misérables, the beginnings of La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages) and the Contemplations, there is a museum dedicated to the iconic writer and his family, as well as a 11,000-books specialized library only open to scholars.
- Opening hours - 10am to 6pm everyday except monday and holidays.
- Prices - Free entrance to the permanent collections.