and out into the sunshine and a view over the harbour.
On the terrace there were Victor Hugo's novels to peruse
and the rear exterior of the house to admire.
This is how it looked before Victor Hugo added the exterior steps to access the garden directly from the upper stories.
His wife and friends in the garden.
THEN WE WENT INSIDE!
What an entrance!
A blaze of colour as the door is opened to the billiard room.
Such dramatic changes as we moved from dark to light. Hugo certainly wasn't a man for whom less is more!
The tiled dining room.
(Note the plastic bucket under the sink. The house will be closed through 2018 for much-needed restoration work to be carried out.)
Then up the stairs to discover more delights.
1868, Victor Hugo in the red drawing room.
A detail of the beaded wall decoration
and a little withdrawing corner of the room.
1878, Victor Hugo on his terrace.
At the top of the house all is light and bright,
with a view out to sea.
Up here is his own small bedroom with steps up to the roof.
What a magical place.