The Maison de Balzac is a small museum off the beaten track. Nestled in the 16th arrondissement, this discreet little house was home to the great writer Honoré de Balzac for seven years. He completed and corrected the pages of his gigantic work La Comédie Humaine (The Human Comedy) there. Treat yourself to a fascinating visit during your stay at the Hotel Eiffel Blomet!
Artifacts of a great writer
As soon as you enter this modest house, you will undoubtedly be touched by the simplicity of the place. Balzac withdrew there to escape his creditors, isolating himself and working 18 hours a day at his small table. His coffee maker, cane and many other personal items are gathered in this poignant writer’s house museum, allowing a better understanding of his personality.
At the heart of La Comédie Humaine
The museum has plenty on display to attest to Balzac’s superbly ambitious literary work. You will find handwritten pages as well as engravings and sculptures of the characters who inhabit his novels. In addition to putting a face to many of these characters, the visit allows you to appreciate the colossal scope of his work. Finally, take the time to savour the tranquillity of the garden and its magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower.
A free museum of the City of Paris, the Maison de Balzac is a haven of peace in the heart of the 16th arrondissement. Here you can grasp the link between the man and his work, bringing the creative process into sharper focus. An enthralling experience recommended by your Hotel Eiffel Blomet team.
Hotel Eiffel Blomet, a 4-star hotel in the heart of the 15th arrondissement