Balzac’s House reopens in Paris

Published by Manon C. · Published on 29 August 2019 at 16h28 · Updated on 29 August 2019 at 16h29
After going a year of renovations, Balzac’s House reopens. And until September 26, 2019, the admission is free of charge. A place to discover!

In Paris you can visit Le Corbusier’s apartment, Victor Hugo’s House in the Place des Vosges, walk by Gainsbourg’s house and write a note on the wall… And in Paris 16th arrondissement, in Passy, you can visit Balzac’s house!

It’s here, in Passy, that Balzac lived for seven years and wrote “La Comédie Humaine” [The human Comedy]. This house, now transformed into a museum, will tell us all about Balzac’s life: manuscripts, daily items, paintings, engravings, original prints.

For a year, Balzac’s House underwent renovation works. Now, the house-museum opens again to make you discover its new areas covering 3 floors as well as a freshened-up garden that is yet still as charming.

Moreover, until September 26, 2019 the admission to Balzac’s house is free of charge. Then, a new exhibition will be held until January 13, 2020. Called Grandville et Balzac, it will return on the tight relationships between the novelist and the satirical cartoonist.

In other words, a place untouched by time enjoying unobstructed views on the Eiffel Tower and its surroundings to visit at least once in your life with friends and even with kids!

Practical information

Opening Time
From 29 August 2019 to 31 December 2019



    47, rue Raynouard
    75116 Paris 16


    Official website


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