From the Pantheon to the House of Victor Hugo

Immersion in the work of an artistic genius


CultureSecrets gives you an appointment with Victor Hugo. With one reservation, get a ticket for the Pantheon and another for the House of Victor Hugo on the date of your choice. You will explore the importance of freedom in the work of the writer at the very place where he rests in the crypt of the Pantheon, and enter the intimacy of the poet-draftsman in one of his living places Place des Vosges.

To know

With this tour, we invite you to relive the key events of French literary history and explore the definition of the "Great Man", by revisiting the pantheonization of Victor Hugo, on the occasion of the exhibition "Victor Hugo - Freedom at the Pantheon". The many commitments and struggles of the poet against all forms of oppression are well known, but other aspects of his work are less known, such as the taste of Victor Hugo for drawing ... 

To enter the intimacy of his workshops, head to the House of Victor Hugo, which exhibits "Victor Hugo. Drawings. In the intimacy of genius. The masterpieces presented, nearly 200 drawings made over 50 years, allow us to understand his friendships, his loves, his travels, his humanist values and his relationship to Paris or to the engraving. Photographs, paintings, posters, newspapers, memorabilia and drawings are all works whose fragility limits their exhibition periods, so take advantage of them !

Our secret

It is at the age of fifteen, in 1817, that Victor Hugo participates in one of his first poetry co

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Until September 26, 2021 
"Victor Hugo - Freedom at the Pantheon"
Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris.

Until November 21, 2021
"Victor Hugo. Drawings. In the intimacy of genius"
Maison de Victor Hugo, 6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris.

Coupled offer, you will receive your two paper tickets by mail (one for each exhibition). Don't forget to do a time-stamped reservation on the online ticketing service !
Maison de Victor Hugo, to book click here (Gratuit carton "Laissez-passer")
Panthéon, to reserve, click here (Other free admission/ Autres gratuités)

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Tours et flèches d’une cathédrale gothique, vers 1836-1837 © Paris Musées / Maisons de Victor Hugo Paris-Guernesey

6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris