Victor Hugo House (Hauteville House)

For fourteen years, Hauteville House was home to famous French writer Victor Hugo, during his time in exile from France. Hugo spent his time there writing his masterpieces, as well as personally decorating the house. Visits are available by guided tour only; tours are available in English and French and last about one hour.

Guided tours only for the visit of the house.
Duration: one hour. Tours start every 20 minutes
(or 30 minutes between in April and September) with a maximum of 10 people per group.
Languages of the tours available: French, English and German (upon request and availability).

Access to the garden is free of charge (contact us for the opening times).
Lecture in the garden lasts one hour, with a maximum of 15 people per group.  This lecture focuses on Victor Hugo in exile, his house and the decoration he made, his work and his political fights, moving in the garden around the fountain, the bench of Contemplations and the Oak of the “United States of Europe”. The lecture is illustrated by photographs, the oldest coming from the photographic library of the Victor Hugo’s house in Paris.


Full price (over 27 yo) : £8
Reduced rate (18-26 yo, teachers) : £6
Free : under 18, unemployed, disabled
School group : £1.50 per person

The museum is open from 10am to 4pm daily (except Wednesdays), including all bank holidays. Hauteville House closes for the season at the end of September.

Accessible using the following bus routes: Walking distance from Town Bus Terminus


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