It’s not often that exhibitions about European authors come to Australia. To coincide with the new stage production of Les Miserables currently on in Melbourne, the State Library of Victoria has an exhibition of rare items from French museums including Victor Hugo’s original hand written manuscript of Les Miserables.
We have the Victor Hugo Museum on our list of places to visit during our next trip to Paris. On past trips we have visited many sites related to Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. One of the most evocative is Les Egouts de Paris (Sewers of Paris) at Pont de l’Alma. In Les Miserables, Jean Valjean carries Marius to safety through the sewers.