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Hauteville House

Victor Hugo's House 38 Hauteville, St Peter Port
+44 1481 721911
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What a genius.....

The home is amazing and serves as a window into the mind of a literary master, a complicated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
liz f
Fairfax, California
Unique experience

Fascinating glimpse into the life of Victor Hugo, a man whose name is familiar to most but one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clive S
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Author Victor Hugo's home while living in Guernsey during a 15-year self-imposed exile.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“les miserables” (31 reviews)
“guided tour” (53 reviews)
“french guide” (14 reviews)
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Victor Hugo's House 38 Hauteville, St Peter Port
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The home is amazing and serves as a window into the mind of a literary master, a complicated, compassionate, awe-inspiring individual who was committed to the poor, the working class, to democracy - to France. Visiting his home was one of the highlights of my...More

Thank liz f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating glimpse into the life of Victor Hugo, a man whose name is familiar to most but one has no idea of the true extent of his genius. This property, decorated according to his personal hightly eccentric taste is a real must. It really is...More

Thank Clive S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A really fascinating home of Victor Hugo. The lovely guide brings it to life and you really feel the author might materialise at any moment in an historical hologram. In interior design terms it is amazing, with unusual decoration and textures everywhere you look. He...More

Thank Therarebreedgoesfort
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This place is absolutely fascinating, I have visited many times over the years...it would be a shame to visit Guernsey and not pay a visit to Victor Hugo's time capsule!

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I found the tour of Hauteville House absolutely fascinating and was quite mesmerised by the house. It was Victor Hugo's home for the 15 years he was exiled from Paris, and it is believed that he wrote Les Miserables while living here. The house (as...More

Thank Katherine J
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Sadly closed during our trip to Guernsey this week (we knew this in advance, so weren't disappointed upon arrival!) but I'm a PhD student writing about Les Misérables, so we couldn't not stop by. There's lots of parking right outside and I'm very excited about...More

Thank aemlai
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Amazing place but utterly impractical as a house. VH was clearly making an exhibition of it and probably spent most of his time with his mistress who lived a few doors down. (My guess!)

Thank tonywoodtw
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My wife is a huge Victor Hugo fan, and we were supposed to be in Paris the day our ship was diverted to this island. So, we decided this was our number one stop. I am so glad that we went. I did not know...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Not realising a guided tour had to be booked we were lucky to arrive at the right time and be the only couple on the tour. The guide really brought the house and Victor Hugo to life and the visit made for a very interesting...More

Thank meandmybloke
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I live in Guernsey but still visit Hauteville House often. It always intrigues me and I spot something different every time. Feels quite spooky.

Thank Lindsay F
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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
Jennifer C
22 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.