celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Gustave Flaubert, the native child. “The Norman color of the book will be so true that it will scandalize them” commented the writer about his novel “Madame Bovary”. Today we are not much moved by these daring but rather by an avant-garde style and descriptions of landscapes that herald Impressionist painting. From the cliffs of Etretat to the cathedral of Rouen, passing by the beach of Trouville, we take you in the footsteps of a crazy writer from Normandy!
1. In Rouen, we salute the birth of a genius
Flaubert and the History of Medicine where the family’s apartment has been restored, the Flaubert pavilion in Croisset (under construction, reopening for the summer), the only vestige of his residence, and the Monumental cemetery, classified as a remarkable cemetery Europe where he has been based since 1880.