Nestled on the hillsides of Passy in the 16th district, The Maison de Balzac is a writer's house museum in the former residence of French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). It was there that Balzac corrected, from 1840 to 1847, La Comédie humaine.
Through the presentation of portraits of the artist or his characters, paintings, engravings, drawings, and using an original scenography, you will discover the life and the works of this famous writer. Recently reopened, after months of renovation, the Balzac house covers three levels between the Rue de Raynouard and the Rue de Berton; it includes his apartment and a romantic garden. Discover with our guide Catherine this amazing house in what was once the “village” of Passy, the house and gardens containing the museum of the man who introduced realism in European literature.
About the Instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.
Photo Credit: Public Domain
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