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Maison de Balzac, Paris

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3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you go there you can arreter.entree free, but otherwise, nothing very exciting or moving. Certainly we understand the hard work of the author, good chronology of his work, but other than that, no heat, no home and garden a little abandoned. Too bad the place could be picturesque!
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  • very interesting exhibition, few bathrooms (5) but all very well presented. The presentation of each room are very well written and very interesting. The place is beautiful, a haven of peace in Paris! easy access. Reception staff and very nice monitoring
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  • 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...  read more »
  • Closed until Sept 2012
  • If you are a fan of literature, especially of Honoré and its human comedy, you'll love visiting his house. It puts into perspective his work in the time and the spirit, the character of the writer soaked with coffee in an addictive race for writing and for the back of debts. Mind boggling to see in synthesis that all the characters of la Comédie humaine have links in an almost romantic genealogy.
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  • Very pretty place: bubble of calm in the 16th arrondissement seini. It feels like... magic campaign!
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  • Hello, I note with pleasure that today ' today the closure of the Museum is properly notified. This was not the case yesterday. I had the misfortune to rely on the information posted, which declared open the Museum. I therefore moved for nothing. It's a bit unpleasant...
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  • A House which you would notice not even it n was not the sign that indicates, the Museum is small but there are always exhibitions temporary interesting to discover any author of this great artist. the collection permanent or Honore de Balzac wrote on his large desk the great characters of the human comedy... a must see!
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