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Maison Victor Hugo official website

Publication Director :

Anne Vignot,
Mayor of Besançon City Council
President of the Greater Besançon Metropolitan Area

Editorial coordination, management and updating :

Communication Department of Besançon City Council
Historical Heritage Department of Besançon City Council

Photographs :

E.Chatelain, J.C.Sexe

Technical maintenance and hosting :

Greater Besançon Metropolitan Area
Information Systems Department
La City – 4 rue Gabriel Plançon
25043 Besançon cedex

Hosting : Société OVH
2 rue Kellermann – 59100 Roubaix, France

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The data collected on the website comes from the voluntary communication of personal data by visitors and users of the service. In this regard, minors under the age of 15 must be authorised by the holder of parental rights or their legal representative to log on to it. The data collected in this way is used only to transmit items of information related to requests, to assignments carried out and to services performed in the context of the remote services provided by Besançon City Council.

Legal provisions

Processing of this data is based on the following legal texts : articles 6.1.a and 6.1.e of the GDPR (European regulation on protection of personal data) and article 7 and 7-3 of the French Data Protection Act (consent and processing required to carry out a task in the public interest or related to exercising the public authority vested in the data controller), and Articles 6.1.c and 7.4 of the GDPR and Articles 7-1 and 7-4 of the French Data Protection Act (compliance with a legal obligation and execution of a contract or pre-contractual measure).

Processing of personal data

The personal data collected from forms and emails on this website is used only to answer questions or process requests from Internet users. The data requested of you falls within a defined legal framework or has a specific purpose. In this case, your consent may be necessary to process your request. Your consent will therefore be explicitly requested and you have the option of withdrawing it at any time directly on our website. This data will not be retained after the request has been processed and will not be used for any other purpose.

Security of processing

Your data is processed by the relevant departments of Besançon City Council using secure protocols that allow it to manage the requests received in its IT applications. Only information useful and necessary for this processing is requested of you. The information recorded is reserved for the use of the relevant departments and may only be communicated to the staff of Besançon City Council dealing with your requests. Unless expressly stipulated, it may not be used for any purpose other than that for which it was collected (compliance with purpose). This information is then kept in accordance with the regulations in force and for a period justified by the purpose for which it is processed.
Data collected by Besançon City Council on the forms is not transferred to any third parties, unless otherwise stated directly during its collection for specific processing purposes.
No profiling will be carried out, and in a more general sense, no automated decisions will be taken on the basis of the data collected.

Access rights to personal data :

In accordance with the amended French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978 and European Regulation 2016/679/EU, you have the right to ask the data controller for access to your personal data ; you can request that it be rectified, deleted or subject to restricted processing in certain specific cases. You can also object to processing of your personal data for legitimate reasons, except when its processing meets a legal obligation or when this right to object has been precluded by an express provision of the legal document authorising processing.
You can also request the right to portability of your data for legitimate reasons and under the conditions set out by law.

Cookies used on our website

Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of your computer, tablet or mobile phone that facilitate browsing between the pages of the website and allow you to access the information required more quickly when you regularly visit the site.
Most web browsers accept cookies ; however, you can prevent cookies from being saved by changing your browser settings. However, if you decide to disable cookies from our website, some features may be restricted or no longer work.


Compliance commitment

Besançon City Council and the Greater Besançon Metropolitan Area fully adhere to the provisions of the European Regulation on protection of your personal data. Subject to presentation of valid proof of identity, you can exercise your rights by contacting the Data Protection Officer at or write to Grand Besançon Métropole – Délégué à la Protection des Données, 4 rue Gabriel Plançon, 25000 BESANCON.
The Data Controller is :

  • la Ville de Besançon, 2 rue Mégevand, 25000 BESANCON, represented by the Mayor.

Where applicable, the Data Controller reserves the right to request any document that allows the identity of the requester to be verified.

The Data Controller will respond to you as soon as possible and no later than one month from receipt of your request. This period may be extended to two months provided that the reasons for this postponement are notified to you within one month of receipt of your request. If applicable, if the Data Controller cannot satisfy your request or take the requested action, they will also inform you under the same conditions.
For any additional information or complaints, you can contact the French data protection authority (more information at

Legal provisions

The various elements of the website (form, layout, content, structure, etc.) are protected by design rights, copyright, trademark law and image rights, and they may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part without the express authorisation of the communication departments of Besançon City Council.

Anyone who fails to comply with the legal provisions applicable is guilty of the offense of counterfeiting and is liable to the criminal penalties provided for by law.


This website is a work of which Besançon City Council is the author, as set out in Articles L. 111.1 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

The photographs, texts, logos, pictograms, and all works included on the site are the property of Besançon City Council or of third parties that have authorised Besançon City Council to use them.

The reproduction, transmission, modification or reuse, either on paper or digitally, of the said website and the works reproduced therein is only permitted for personal and private use in accordance with the provisions of article L. 122-5 of the French Intellectual Property Code. Such reproduction must therefore clearly indicate the source and author of the site and/or of the said multimedia works.

Such reproduction may not under any circumstances prejudice the rights of third parties.

Reproduction, transmission, modification or reuse of all or part of the site for advertising, commercial or information purposes is strictly prohibited.

Database law

Databases are protected by the law of 1 July 1998 and French copyright regulations.

Insertion of links to the Maison Victor Hugo website

Besançon City Council authorises all Internet websites to insert a hypertext link to its sites, unless said websites disseminate information of a controversial, pornographic or xenophobic nature, or which may more generally cause offence to the greatest number.

The link must direct the user to the home page of the website and the Maison Victor Hugo site must appear in a new window. The pages of the Maison Victor Hugo site must not under any circumstances be embedded in the pages of another site (IFrame).

In all cases, Besançon City Council reserves the right to request the removal of a link if it believes that the target site does not comply with the rules defined above.

Links to third-party sites from the Maison Victor Hugo site

Besançon City Council cannot be held liable for the hypertext links included on the website that direct to other websites and/or personal pages, and more generally, to all existing resources on the Internet in terms of the links they may contain or any changes or updates made to them.

General warning

Our services make every effort to provide visitors to this website with reliable and verified information. Notwithstanding these efforts, the site may contain inaccuracies, updating mistakes or errors.