Place des Vosges
- Place des Vosges
- 75008 Paris
Photo credits: ©Flickr/Bertrand Duperrin
Place des Vosges, inaugurated in 1612 as place Royale, is an ensemble of three dozen symmetrical houses with ground-floor arcades, steep slate roofs and large dormer windows arranged around a large square. The author Victor Hugo lived at the square’s Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée from 1832 to 1848, moving here a year after the publication of Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). The Maison de Victor Hugo (Victor Hugo House) is now a municipal museum devoted to the life and times of the celebrated novelist and poet, with an impressive collection of his own drawings and portraits.