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A pleasant and quiet gem: great educating experience!

Just coming out here is a pleasure: the museum is an old hotel particulier, with a large garden in... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Patricia D
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New York
Interesting and charming

If you like Balzac, this gives you a context for the novels. You can really imagine Balzac sitting... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2015
dorothy_butters
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Nestled on the hillsides of Passy, the House of Balzac is the only one of the Parisian residences of the novelist which survives today. It was in the studyroom that Balzac corrected, from 1840 to 1847, « La Comédie humaine ». Through the...more
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

My husband loves the work of Balzac ( translated into English)and so we had to visit this house in Paris. It is a lovely small museum, everything is in French but we still enjoyed our visit. ( audio tours were available but we didn't bother)...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Just coming out here is a pleasure: the museum is an old hotel particulier, with a large garden in which you can sit and read. A pianist was playing as we enjoyed the fist sunny day in a while. The museum itself has a lot...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 12 June 2016

After one year leaving in Paris I found this beautiful small and very charming house that has become the Museum of Honoré de Balzac. Once you are inside seems to go back in time. There are beautiful pieces of art like paintings, sketches and sculptures....More

Thank Sanja M
Reviewed 16 November 2015

If you like Balzac, this gives you a context for the novels. You can really imagine Balzac sitting writing for hours. The exhibits and explanations are clear and relevant. It's quite small, but entrance is free.

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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I was taking here by a guide assuming that I knew who Balzac was.I had heard the name but was not familiar with his work or much about his life so I really found it a bit boring especially as the guide wished to stay...More

Thank karenm642
Reviewed 19 September 2015

A museum that gives you a thorough history of the subject (in this instance, Balzac) is always worth visiting in our opinion, and Maison de Balzac does just that. Between the printed handouts located in each room and the available audio-guide, there is little of...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2015

The Maison de Balzac is a house museum of French novelist Honoré de Balzac, in the 16th arrondissement. I absolutely loved the neighborhood

Thank olgalia
Reviewed 23 January 2015

quaint little building...but with very little to see inside I cycled along the Seine to get there, was in and out in 10 minutes.

Thank FakeAjebutter
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I admit, I know very little about Balzac so I had no expectations when visiting his house. I thought it was very well laid out and peopled with numerous representations of him which leaves one not knowing what he looked like. Given he was always...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2014

The house of Honoré de Balzac is located at about one kilometer from the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower (47 Rue Raynouard, 75016), but not many people take the time to visit the place where the giant of the French literature has isolated himself to...More

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This is the neighbourhood of grand and impressive
Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National
museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill
the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher,
florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury
and splendour, all with a view over Paris and its most
famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings
are small art galleries and homes of historical
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