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.
A plaque records the details of the site.