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15 years after his first visit to Brussels, Victor Hugo returned. This time however he was not a tourist; he was a political refugee. Wikipedia explains why:
And thus Victor Hugo relocated to Brussels for 6 months. The first place where he stayed was at the Grand-Place, Number 16; this was in January 1852. The building where he stayed was called The Windmill; on its facade you can actually see a small stone windmill. According to the information on the map, The Windmill “is one of the seven houses behind the monumental facade of the House of the Dukes of Brabant.
About a month later, Victor Hugo would move to the building next door. Here he occupied a larger room and wrote “L’histoire d’un crime” and “Napoléon-le-Petit”.
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