Victor Hugo 3

In 1881, when Victor Hugo was 79 years old, the city of Paris honoured him with an enormous parade, which travelled for six hours through the streets, passing the author’s house.

Hugo was such an important figure in 19th century France, that on his death in 1885, a huge crowd joined his funeral procession from the Arc de Triomphe to the Pantheon. His tomb is in the crypt of the Pantheon, and in subsequent years, Emile Zola and Alexandre Dumas were buried beside him.

Victor Hugo Tomb Pantheon

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