House of the French novelist Honoré de Balzac
The Balzac Museum , or Maison de Balzac, is located in a mansion in the Passy area, in the Trocadero Quarter.
This house is the only Parisian residence of the author that is preserved today
Who was Honore de Balzac?
Honore de Balzac was one of the great characters of world literature. He was born in Tours in 1799 and moved to Paris with his family in 1814; Initially a law student due to his father’s influence, he soon abandons his studies to pursue his passion: writing.
In his first years as a writer he lived in absolute poverty, but in 1829, with the publication of his first work, he began a long career of professional success with works such as The Human Comedy or Cousin Bette .
What to see at the Balzac Museum
In this museum you can admire his personal objects, engravings and paintings, as well as numerous editions and original manuscripts.
This house in Paris, a few steps from the Eiffel Tower, was where he lived for 7 years hiding from his creditors and where he had five rooms on the third floor.
It became a private museum in 1910, which became public in 1948.
In addition to the exhibits, there is a library with original edition publications, and concerts and workshops are organized.
From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am-6.00 pm
Rue Raynouard 47
How to get
Metro line 6, Passy station / RER: line C, Boulainvilliers station / Buses: 32, 50, 70 and 72
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