Write On

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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.

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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.

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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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