Write On


The great French author Gustave Flaubert died on 8 May 1880. His most famous work is Madame Bovary. We visited his hometown of Rouen some years back and tracked down many places connected with his life.


He was born at the hospital in Rouen (above), where his father was a doctor. The family lived in an apartment attached to the hospital. Their apartment is now a Flaubert Museum. Flaubert and other members of his family are buried at the town’s cemetery.



One thought on “Write On

  1. Its a pretty momentous thing to walk in the footsteps of a past hero, to see the light and the wind as he might have. To pause and reflect on the sights that inspired him
    Glad you visited and shared

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