2 December 2011

Victor Hugo in the 16th arrondissement, Paris, France: Literary Île-de-France #47

Avenue Victor-Hugo is in the north of the 16th arrondissement, and after the Champs-Élyséesis the longest in Paris. Hugo lived at number 124, which was then a hotel. It was formerly called avenue d'Eylau, although its name was changed when Victor Hugo was 79, and is where he died.  The present building was constructed by Pierre Humbert.


Above the doorway is a sculpture of Hugo's face by Fonquergne.

A plaque records the details of the site.

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