Balzac's house

  • Outside view of Balzac's House, picture by Didier Messina
  • Outside view of Balzac's House, picture by Didier Messina

Tucked into the hills of Passy, the Balzac's House is the last of the novelist’s Parisian residences to remain standing today. It's in this house that from 1840 to 1847, Balzac worked on The Human Comedy and wrote some of his masterpieces. The museum displays Balzac’s personal mementos, pictures, engravings and objects related to his loved ones and contemporaries, as well as a large number of original publications, manuscripts and illustrations. In 2012, Balzac's House was renovated in order to meet current standards and now has a more modern appearance.

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