This is Victor Hugo's home in Belgium when he fled France in response to the coup d'état by Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte on 2 December 1851. He only returned to France after the Battle of Sedan in September 1870. In the meantime, he published some of his major works, including Les Châtiments and Les Misérables. #victorhugo#brussels#alittlebitofhistory
Kind of loving the irony of the exhibit title "unseen masterpieces" ...pretty accurate with the crowds...i still managed though to steal some solo time with the #brueghel .. Museum tip: arrive early; then start at end and work your way back; this gives you sneaky time alone.