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Maison de Balzac, Paris

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History Museum Historic Site
Visit Maison de Balzac, the house in which Honoré de Balzac wrote "La Comédie Humaine". The museum presents you with personal memories belonging to the writer and his family as well as priceless and numerous original editions, manuscripts, and illustrations. You will also enjoy an exhibition of paintings, engravings, and documents about his relatives.

If you manage to attend at the right time, check out the temporary theme exhibitions and events about the author as well.

In 2012, Maison de Balzac was renovated in order to meet current standards and now has a more modern appearance. The house is also notable for underlying cavities, which have been identified by pottery shards as former troglodyte dwellings dated to the time of the late Middle Ages. These excavations, however, are not open to the public. Make Maison de Balzac part of your personalized Paris itinerary using our Paris vacation generator.
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  • The home of Balzac for about 7 years, this building is interesting and well-located in an accessible location in the 16th, not far from Passy metro. The landscape there is interesting and the location...  more »
  • There was nothing of the man or his work that engaged me in a visit to this house. I had understood it to be free but there was a charge of 5 euros to go in. What we found was mostly artistic reaction...  more »
  • My husband loves the work of Balzac ( translated into English)and so we had to visit this house in Paris. It is a lovely small museum, everything is in French but we still enjoyed our visit. ( audio t...  more »
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  • Small museum in a cozy house. There is a great lawn for a picnic with a unique view of the Eiffel Tower and hidden among the winding streets of the Passy neighborhood.
  • Definitely worth a visit. The Maison de Balzac is off the beaten track and only someone embracing all sorts of arts would be interested in knowing the house where this prolific writer lived and worked from, I would think.
  • Lovely place
  • Waste of time
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