Maison de Balzac

47 rue Raynouard - 75016 Paris Trocadéro - Passy
In the heart of the former village of Passy, the Maison de Balzac is the only one of the novelist's Parisian homes that remains today. It was in this pavilion on the hillside of Passy that Balzac wrote 'La Comédie humaine'. The museum displays, among other things, personal memorabilia of the writer and his family, as well as numerous first editions, manuscripts and illustrations. Paintings, engravings and documents relating to his family and contemporaries are also on display. The museum organizes exhibitions and events on themes relating to the writer.
Documentation centre, concerts, readings (for adults).


Gratuité accordée pour la personne handicapée et son accompagnateur sur présentation d'un justificatif.


Under 18 years.


Permanent collections are free for all visitors. Fee for temporary exhibitions: see


Permanent collections: free entry. Temporary exhibitions: entry fee. The Carte Paris Musées (Paris Museum Card) gives you access to all temporary exhibitions in museums belonging to the Mairie de Paris, with unlimited access and no queues. The card is valid for a year. Prices: €40 (individual card); €60 (card for 2 people); €20 (less than 26 years old). More information is available at


Bookings by phone on +33 (0) 1 55 74 41 80 from Monday to Friday 10am-1pm, or by email at [email protected].


Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Closed certain public holidays. See website:



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1hr30 story workshop for over 6s inspired by the life and work of Balzac, 1hr30 themed activities for 6-11s, 1hr30 family and school group tours with commentary, 1hr30 themed walks in Paris, 1hr30 workshops-lectures for children and school groups in the 3rd arrondissement. Booking required: call +33 (0) 1 55 74 41 80 or email [email protected]


Rose Bakery tea room open at the same time as the Maison de Balzac.


English, Spanish, Italian


Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

Free for all (except during temporary exhibitions)
Hearing impaired:
- Booking/ contact by SMS and/or email
- Audioguides equipped with induction loops
- Self-guided tours possible
Visually impaired :
- External light management system in common areas
- Tactile visit
- On the website: consultation of the entire 'Comédie Humaine' and, with a browser, the possibility of enlarging the font size.
- With specific equipment, access to the text through a summarized reading or Braille transcription.
- Souffleurs d'Images" (Image whisperers) proposed by the association Regard'en France Cie, Centre Recherche Théâtre Handicap (rbookings:
- Tactile visits are available for groups on request.

Paris for people with disabilities

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47 rue Raynouard
75016 Paris
Parking lot
Passy, 2 Rue Claude Chahu - 75016 Paris
Public transportation
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Useful information

+33 (0) 1 55 74 41 80