An ancient Parisian hero…more popular than Lady Gaga?

November 28, 2012  |  Story of the month

September, 2012 

Victor Hugo, an iconic writer, a politician being, respected by the crowds, left this world in May 1885 and more than 1 million people went out to street to say goodbye to this great man and to celebrate his life. In 1998, France won the Football world cup for the first time in France and even with all the media resources, marketing, merchandising of modern times…less people went out to the streets than the Victor Hugo funerals witnessed. Victor Hugo still lives in Notre Dame, in the Lutetia Arena, in some of the greatest novels ever and in many other things in our Parisian life….but that is another story to be continued. Come to discover what is all about…

Paris by Martin tells you the secret stories behind the Parisian historic scene.