Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Médecine, Rouen

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Delve into the development of medical technology and practices at Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Médecine, which was also the birthplace of famed French writer Gustave Flaubert. Explore the museum, including recreated living quarters from the 18th century, medical oddities, and Flaubert's birth room. Despite the museum's name, the focus lies on medical technology from the 18th and 19th centuries rather than the author's life. You'll have the chance to see unorthodox medical instruments, stuffed mannequins, and even the mummified heads of several people executed by hanging. Don't miss the full-sized and restored apothecary, which gives you a glimpse into the medical industry's past. Plan your visit to Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Médecine and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rouen holiday planner.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Expecting great things. Museum mishandled, patchy, almost chaotic, run by anyone other than schioda from the French language. Would not stay there again and would not recommend it.
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  • June 28, 2017
    Museum very interesting, one can say that l ' time we live the medicine has done a lot of progress...
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  • March 5, 2017
    Maybe the unenthusiastic attendant should have been an indicator. This small museum, in Gustave Flaubert's boyhood home, also housed his father's medical practice. The collection is eclectic but at ti...  more »
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  • July 27, 2017
    There are also interesting things, but all put in bulk with cartouches in French only (at least there were in English ...). Cashier unkind that doesn't try to meet or make themselves understood somehow, despite our explicit admission of not understanding French.
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  • August 26, 2017
    Interestingly enough, a little rough but mostly too bad "gatekeeper" to the entrance if little happy to be there and so very discourteous...
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  • March 2, 2017
    A small museum!
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