Victor Hugo's Guernsey home reopens to public

French writer Victor Hugo bought and lived at this Guernsey house during his exile, between 1856 and 1870.

Within the building, now a museum about the author, the intricate interior had fallen into disrepair but has been restored by an 18-month renovation.

He wrote some of his most celebrated works at the house, including Les Miserables and Toilers of the Sea.