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Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine

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Address: 51 rue de Lecat, 76000, Rouen, France
Phone Number: +33 2 35 15 59 95
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Small but interesting

Hidden away to the left of the grand entrance of the Préfecture which has replaced the former general hospital (the last major civil building erected before the Revolution... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 4, 2016
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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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 in hospital life in 1910. More about his father than about the famous author. Majorly disappointed. More for the medical major than the English major. My... More 

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France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Hidden away to the left of the grand entrance of the Préfecture which has replaced the former general hospital (the last major civil building erected before the Revolution). Interesting on three accounts: this is where Flaubert's father and Flaubert himself lived ; this is where one of the famous Flaubert's parrots is kept (the other one is kept at the... More 

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Thank FrederickWentworth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. My wife adored it, took loads of photos. The section on pregnancy and child birth was especially interesting (she is currently 33 weeks pregnant, 27 at the time) and we will certainly return for another visit someday.

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Thank duncanajcampbell
england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is the best museum in the city but not for those who are faint hearted or chilled by presentations of death and hideous operations Packed with dreadful instruments , ghoulish mummies and stomach churning description of operations you will either run off or stare I went because of an interest in Flaubert and left astonished at his genius. I... More 

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

The home of the Dr Flaubert. Treasures for Flaubert lovers. Even Loulou the parrot! Just outside of the historic pedestrian zone not far from the Joan of Arc church.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

As a medical practitioner I found the medical museum aspect quite interesting from a history of medicine perspective, but it's not for kids - too graphic and grotesque at times. You'll see some medical oddities not seen elsewhere, except at the old time carnival. The Flaubert aspect was informative and the small garden was pleasant. Very little in English however.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Don't let my heading put you off. It's worth a visit. But the medical part is quite graphic. Very little English so take a guide or perhaps they have an Audi system. Lovely gardens too

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

The first part of the visit is flaubert's old house and some of the old medical equipment... It also has 4 mummys and the skeletton of foetuses ! The second part of the museum is mainly focused on children, giving birth (with fabric dolls re-enacting a live birth) and some dentist equipment in the back. The garden is also nice.... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

This strange little museum is less about Flaubert and more about the medical curios of or related to his surgeon father's career. You may be startled by some of the exhibits but the real pleasure is in the jumble and juxtapositions. For example, on the first floor there was an inexplicable display about the Canadian Dionne quintuplets. Spent a very... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

Rainy day in Rouen? Look no further than this small and completely crazy museum. The justification for the place is that it was Flaubert's birthplace (his father was a leading surgeon in Rouen and lived here). Its main value is not the Flaubert connection but the eclectic group of medical artefacts. If you have always wondered what a penis looks... More 

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