Maison de Victor Hugo – Home of Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo's Bedroom © Atout France/Roger-Viollet

Once the Residence of Victor Hugo, the Site is now a Museum: Maison de Victor Hugo, situated at no. 6 Place des Vosges (originally known as Place Royale), was the home of Victor Hugo. Although the word ‘maison’ is French for ‘house’, the site is no simple domicile. These sprawling apartments were the home of […]

Arc de Triomphe – Napoleon’s Triumphal Arch

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

“Go Home Beneath Triumphal Arch” – A Promise by Napoleon to his Men: Though less artistic than its older cousin of Porte Saint-Denis, the Arc de Triomphe is the more famous and far larger. Set on Place de Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, atop the hill of Chaillot, it forms the centre from which radiates a dozen […]