Gustave Flaubert – Rouen 7

Flaubert died in 1880, aged 58, and was buried in his family’s plot at the cemetery in Rouen. His grave is marked with a relatively plain tombstone. It seems very appropriate that the cemetery is on a hill overlooking Rouen, with striking views across the rooftops and spires. Flaubert famously commented, “Madame Bovary, c’est moi” (Madame Bovary – that’s me) but as you look down on the town you realise that he could equally have said “Rouen, c’est moi”.

Flaubert Grave Rouen


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