This article presents axes generated by car-tography for a study on writers’ houses from the 19th century onwards on various scales of analysis. The monographic scale, applied to Victor Hugo’s trajectory in Paris, questions the relationship between literary activity and urban areas. On a European scale, the study on the origins of writers’ houses and their establishment raises hypothesis on the spatial logics at stake. Finally, from a regional point of view, this study also allows us to interrogate the role of local political strategies to which these houses are nowadays subject.



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