Guided Tours

Victor Hugo: 500 days of exile in Brussels

Guided Walks for groups organized the whole year round to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication in Brussels of Victor Hugo's masterpiece: "Les Misérables"

Guided walks: (2 to 3 hours): maximum 25 persons per guide
With the official guides of Visitbrussels - GBB

From the Grand'Place to the Barricades (his family's residence) going through the Royal Saint Hubert Galleries (where his mistress Juliette Drouet lived) and other well-known sites, your guide will describe to you the places the poet haunted and wrote about; some anecdotes, nice stories, quotations will be mentioned but also his writing genius, his legend and his loves...
The walk could be completed with visits to some other sites or exhibitions such as the National Bank, the Cathedral Saint Michael...

Meet in front of Brussels City Hall - Visitbrussels office - Grand'Place
Cost: 117 €
Official guides:
Tel: 0032 (0)2 548 04 48
More information:

Availability: all year round (except Christmas and New Year holidays)

Literary itinerary: 150 years of "Les Misérables", Victor Hugo in Brussels

Come and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of the masterpiece "Les Misérables" written by the famous French writer Victor Hugo which was published for the 1st time in Brussels...
We invite you to discover how the writer spent time in Brussels and to understand the crucial role of our capital in the evolution of his career...
Between history and new anecdotes we will guide you through the various places around the Grand-Place where his trace still remains... Your visit will be enhanced by the discovery of an authentic manuscript from the famous author in the Museum of the Letters and Manuscripts, in the middle of the Royal Galleries Saint-Hubert.

The price of the entry and visit of the Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits is included.
INFO (visit in French) : meeting on Tuesday 22 May at 2 p.m. Duration : 2 hours. Price : 12€
RDV : Stairs of the City Hall, Grand-place, 1000 Brussels
For groups and visits in English : price on request
02 541 03 77
0496 38 85 94


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