Maison de Balzac, Paris

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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. Before you head to Paris, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paris online trip itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Paris has to offer, including Maison de Balzac.
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  • Museum uninteresting... little personal object, staging does not exist... it's like nothing. No soul in this House
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  • Excellent tour organized for young children (5/6 years):-on arrival, a large garden allowed them to vent after transport by metro, and prior to the visit of this beautiful House of Balzac. -3 of his tales helped to illustrate his work as a writer: "La Bourse" in front of his portraits, caricatures, or busts, "Tommy without care" in his office, close to his maker in China and "Passion in the desert" to the collection of multiples characters... That is a lesson of literature really lively, thanks to the storyteller in a luxurious place!
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  • Small bourgeois charming House on the slopes of Passy. One of the famous addresses or Balzac's lived 7 years. Place unusual and still in its juice in this district or mineral has taken over the plant. Beautiful house with beautiful gardens with views of the Eiffel Tower (although Balzac will never know this monument), or even include chairs and tables that are at your disposal if you want to read a book or just hang out. The entrance to the House is free of charge (excluding days of expo) and you can find the Brewer of Balzac, her office or he worked on many works of the human comedy, his turquoise cane of dandy, many manuscripts and a few striking anecdotes which tells of the character of the writer. the whole visit properly in 1 hour, including gardens. If you love literature and Balzac, it's to do, otherwise I think you'll quickly get bored knowing that this museum is small and that there is lack of digital interactivity. But don't forget that it is all free so you will be always a winner at the Exchange, do not forget.
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  • Wonderful small museum about La Comedie Humaine writer Balzac. Awesome private yard at the heart of Passy.
  • Small museum in the apartment where Balzac lived for the last years of his life. Interesting early 19th building. Great garden.
  • 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 House museum in Balzac's own house.
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