Victor Hugo is one of the greatest poets, writers and playwrights of the 19th century. He is the illustrious author of Les Misérables, Notre-Dame de Paris, Hernani and Contemplations. Going from poetry, to novels, to plays, he is the great figure of the romantic current. Already during his lifetime, he was recognized by his peers as well as by the French people. Its actions, both at the literary and theatrical level (breaking with the rules of classical theater, advent of romanticism, etc.) and at the political and social level (fight against the death penalty, for peace, in favor of the condition of women, denunciation of the clergy...), played a considerable role in his time. Like La Fontaine or Molière, the works of Victor Hugo enrich the French cultural heritage. I share with you this little quote from him , "The beauty of death is presence. Inexpressible presence of beloved souls, smiling to our tearful eyes."