Paris 19

Paris Episode 19 Two Literary Houses

What Balzac and Victor Hugo can tell us about Paris

We visit the two best-known literary museums in Paris, the Maison de Balzac in the 16th district and the Maison de Victor Hugo in the Place des Vosges and give an idea of what there is to see in each. In addition, brief biographical notes for each author are coupled with extracts to give a flavour of their work, from Eugène de Balzac’s novels Père Goriot and Eugénie Grandet and from Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables.