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Victor Hugo

Now closed for renovation. A look back in time, how Victor Hugo lived. Was he ecentric? At the top... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Fascinating place to visit

Make sure you book or turn up early to book a tour as it can get busy and hey only takes limited... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Anne W
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Author Victor Hugo's home while living in Guernsey during a 15-year self-imposed exile.
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Victor Hugo's House 38 Hauteville, St Peter Port
+44 1481 721911
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Not just closed, but shrouded in polythene whilst extensive repairs are carried out.... So not even worth the climb to see the outside.... Due to open next year, but people at the NT shop at the bottom of the same road reckoned it might be...More

1  Thank jillw488
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is closed for renovation by the City of Paris and the building is clad in scaffolding and plastic. Unfortunately this fact is not widely publicised (or if it is then tourist boards have tended to ignore it) and the cruise lines seemed to have...More

2  Thank Quentin S
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Having trudged up the hill from St Peterport, we were very disappointed to find that Victor Hugo’s house is closed long term for renovations. We did not find notice of this closure either at the tourist information office nor on the visitguernsey website.

1  Thank chris m
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Now closed for renovation. A look back in time, how Victor Hugo lived. Was he ecentric? At the top of the House is his Studio. The table was laid for one extra person, the Ghost!!

1  Thank StuartGuernsey
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Make sure you book or turn up early to book a tour as it can get busy and hey only takes limited number on each tour. An incredible house to give an insight into an interesting man.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Another reason to take tours. Although closed for renovations, we got to go in for a bit to see it and the gardens. Probably not more then about 15 minutes but worth it. This was the home of Victor aHugo ( in exile) for 15...More

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The home of a Victor Hugo while he was in exile in Guernsey, now belonging to the City of Paris. It is very much in his “ style”. and provides an insight to what the famous author was really like. Go when you are in...More

2  Thank RobGriz
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We were aware of the on-going work being done to this famous Victor Hugo home but we checked it out regardless. The work being done will keep the home closed to visitors all of 2018. We manged to get some photos of the exterior and...More

2  Thank CruisersRus
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Mind blowing dark and lovely. Take a lot of time and effort to come up with goods. Every piece and furniture re made some think different.

1  Thank yilsuat
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We had a very interesting visit at the house of Victor Hugo (when he was living in Guersney). We booked the visit quite late but we were lucky that they organised a tour ealy in the morning because the other tour were full. Moreover for...More

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8 November 2017|
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Response from Lynda E | Reviewed this property |
The garden is accessible and very pleasant. The house has rather rickety old stairs. They may let yo look in the dining room on the ground floor.
Jennifer L
25 August 2017|
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Response from marylin603 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was given to believe that it would be closed all through 2018 by the guides in residence last March, 2017. You probably know that thehouse, although in Guernsey is operated by French people with govetnance from... More
23 October 2016|
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Response from yogiacomo | Reviewed this property |
It was not much, around 6-8£, it can be busy, so make a reservation to be sure you can get a tour in English.