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After a long drive The Viking and I are in a cold and windy Denmark! Anyway, back to the Victor Hugo Walk!
Apart from the museum and the shops, there are some other interesting places in these galleries. There is a champagne bar, you can go to the movies and there is a theater as well: the Théâtre Royal des Galeries. What is the connection between this building and Victor Hugo? According to the information on the map,
This 19th century theater was the venue for the first performance of Les Misérables.
Shortly after the publication of the novel in 1862, his son Charles Hugo and Paul Maurice staged the theatrical version.
At the moment that this novel was published, Victor Hugo had left Belgium and was in exile in England. Les Misérables is considered by many as one of the greatest novels of the 19th century and was a huge commercial success. So were the stage versions.
The Théâtre Royal des Galeries can be found in the Galerie du Roi.