‪Maison de Balzac‬

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‪Maison de Balzac‬
3.5
‪מוזיאונים להיסטוריה‬ • ‪אתרים היסטוריים‬
‪10:00 - 18:00‬
‪Tuesday‬
10:00 - 18:00
‪Wednesday‬
10:00 - 18:00
‪Thursday‬
10:00 - 18:00
‪Friday‬
10:00 - 18:00
‪Saturday‬
10:00 - 18:00
‪Sunday‬
10:00 - 18:00
The area
Address
שכונה: הרובע ה-16 - פאסי
‪How to get there‬
  • ‪‪Ave du Président Kennedy‬ • 4 min walk‬
  • ‪‪Ave du Président Kennedy‬ • 4 min walk‬
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3.5
‪126 reviews‬
‪Excellent‬
‪33‬
‪Very good‬
‪46‬
‪Average‬
‪33‬
‪Poor‬
‪5‬
‪Terrible‬
‪10‬

Antoine F
פריס, צרפת‪5 contributions‬
‪The house of a giant‬
לבד • פבר׳ 2020
‪This is a compulsory visit for all Balzac lovers. To imagine this genius working in this small house writing masterpieces on a tiny table is quite an experience. Highly recommended‬
‪Written 12 בפברואר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

Ervino R
טורינו, איטליה‪2 contributions‬
‪Be prepared to find unpolite people‬
משפחה • פבר׳ 2020
‪We came at the Maison at 5:15 pm on February 1st. The doors were already closed while 3 people were inside, talking. We knocked the glass door and show them that the timetable was clearly stating "Closes at 6,last entrance at 5:30". It was clear they did not want last minute tourists to disturb their late afternoon.
They continued to say that it was closed, that we did not understand what the timetable was showing anf when we started taking pictures to get a proof they suddendly came out and started shouting
Definitely not polite, to say the least.
Beware! Go well before!‬
‪Written 2 בפברואר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

shereallyateitall
‪29 contributions‬
‪Tiny, quiet, hidden gem‬
נוב׳ 2019
‪This is a museum for lovers of 18th cent. literature, of quirky places and out-of-the-way museums. It's really only a couple of tiny rooms where Balzac spent about 10 years writing some of his best work and on a sunny day the garden is charming, with a distinctly homegrown feel to it. I lucked out with a side exhibition of Grandville, one of his closest collaborators (illustrating his work) and was completely taken on my first visit, having stumbled onto it during a long walk back from the Marmottan (also a very nice museum to visit). This is not the jaw-dropping experience provided by the Louvre, Orsay or Jacquemart. It is instead their opposite: their antidote, far from any selfie crowd or noise, with a quiet but engaging view of Paris from the Passy neighborhood in the 16th Arrondisement. Some may resent the 7-8 euros to get in but I found myself returning several times, dragging friends and family, for this quietly enjoyable visit to the past.‬
‪Written 27 בנובמבר 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

Albywon
סידני, אוסטרליה‪11,564 contributions‬
‪Recently reopened free museum‬
זוגות • אוג׳ 2019
‪Definitely worth a half hour wander although it was very crowded on a Saturday in early August.
Furnishings within the museum are sparse but there is his desk and chair used for much of his writing and interesting information boards in both French & English.‬
‪Written 11 באוגוסט 2019‬
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Thomas V
Oakland, California‪10,228 contributions‬
‪History and a Garden‬
זוגות • מאי 2018
‪Come and see where the author lived and from where he made his famous escapes when his creditors arrived. Very pretty and quiet garden outside.‬
‪Written 11 באוגוסט 2018‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬
Thank you for your message ! Actually, the Museum is closed for works until summer 2019. In the meanwhile, we will propose you outdoor activities and monthly events. The library remains open (only by appointment). Please feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and to consult our website maisondebalzac.paris.fr.
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MILOUW
ניו יורק, ניו יורק‪1,163 contributions‬
‪Small mid XIXth century house‬
לבד • יולי 2018
‪This is where Balzac toiled for years writing many of his novels.
For Balzac aficionados only.
Small nice terrace garden
Free admission‬
‪Written 22 ביולי 2018‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

MZTParis
Paris‪298 contributions‬
‪Not extraordinary but worth a visit‬
חברים • אפר׳ 2018
‪This house where Honoré de Balzac had once lived and written is worth a visit.

At No. 47 Rue Raynouard in Paris’s chic 16th district (arrondissement), the house, a single-storey with green shutters is in a small garden with benches where you could sit down for a rest and to enjoy the view.

The view is of the Eiffel Tower as it is behind the house.

But, do know that while you are taking photos of the splendid view, and thinking how lucky Balzac had been with such a view, the tower dates from 1889, and by then Balzac was long dead having died in 1850.

He had lived in the house from 1840 to 1847.

The house is not very big, but each room is packed with interesting mementos of the life of this great French novelist.

You will see first editions of his books, his writing desk, his chair, his scribblings, some manuscripts, paintings and engravings and several sculptures of him. There are also sculptures of him in the garden.

Beautiful is the fireplace in the house.

The museum is free and there is a souvenir shop, but do not look for anything like a fridge magnet, as you will only be able to buy recently-published copies of his books.

The nearest Metro station to the house is Passy of Line No. 6 and from there street signs will direct you to the house.

Passy Station opens on Place Charles Dickens and Rue Raynouard leads from it.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It is never packed, but during the week, there could be many scholars and students about.‬
‪Written 30 במאי 2018‬
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AKLemstra
אמסטרדם, הולנד‪5 contributions‬
‪Interesting!‬
משפחה • פבר׳ 2018
‪Nice little gem of a museum, with a beautiful garden. Worth the visit. But you need to look for it as it is a bit hidden.‬
‪Written 23 במרץ 2018‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

CuriousOwl
וילנה, ליטא‪10 contributions‬
‪Excellent for Balzac lovers...‬
זוגות • פבר׳ 2018
‪... but not for those who expect a fully documented life and work story. Fairly easily found on Rue Raynouard, this little house is like a little island amidst the typically Parisian residential houses. The museum is small as well, and its biggest point of attraction is Balzac's study and his desk. The room where the writer's work with the proofs he would receive from editors is quite interesting if one does not overlook the small drawers below - they contain the texts of Balzac's letters to editors and to Mme Hanska about his work. I almost overlooked them. The third room I found interesting was the one dealing with the characters of La Comedie Humaine - the genealogy and what I assume were cuts for illustrations. In short, if you are a Balzac expert, the museum will definitely grab your attention. If you expect Balzac's full life and work reflected in the museum, it's not THE place to go. But then, again, it's a very personal view. Entrance was free, and knowing some French would definitely help.‬
‪Written 17 בפברואר 2018‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

Mona Van Wynsberghe
בריסל, בלגיה‪329 contributions‬
‪A hidden gem‬
זוגות • ינו׳ 2018
‪This house, where Balzac lived several years because he was hiding because of huge financial problems. At that time this quater was outside Paris.! À quiet place for him to work long nights and hours. During this visit I realised he was a hard worker and writing for hours during the night. You see his small working place with the table and chair. The garden is a small juwel. A small museum worth the visit. We went on Sunday it was free of cost. We were the only visitors. ‬
‪Written 7 בינואר 2018‬
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