On April 6th, 2019, Hauteville House, Victor Hugo's home in Guernsey, will reopen to the public after a year of renovation of the building and restoring the decorations. Visitors will discover magnified spaces, filled with the memory of an extraordinary, artistic and political life. Started in April 2018, this major renovation was carried out thanks to the exclusive patronage of Pinault Collection and the financing of the City of Paris.
The ambition of this restoration was to retrieve the original visual aspect of the house and its decorations as they were designed and made by Victor Hugo himself. This work of the author was also the workplace of the writer, the heart of a family life and reveals the unknown talent of a Hugo as an architect and a decorator.
Hugo has dedicated three years of his life to creating a total work of art that unfolds over an area of nearly 1,200 m² on a plot of over 2,000 m². It is in this house that the author has written some of his finest masterpieces such as Les Miserables or Toilers of the sea.