Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Médecine, Rouen
(4.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Warm welcome by the head of the Museum. Entry €4 / person. Many ancient artifacts related to medicine and surgery. Interesting explanations. Much more access to the activity of father Flaubert on Gustave Flaubert himself.
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  • Who has not heard of Madame Bovary? I went seeking more about the novelist and his character. Found his birth bed. The museum was more about antiquated medical fads, mummies and ideas about pregnancy ...  more »
  • a leap into the past to illuminate the medicine and circumstances that have inspired G.Flaubert, after seeing his doctor father
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