Jardin du Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Médecine

51 rue Lecat 76000 ROUEN / Vallée de Seine

Maison des Illustres

Located in the heart of Rouen, the capital city of Normandy, the small garden of the Flaubert and Medical History Museum is located in the 18th century property where Gustave Flaubert was born and bred. The building used to be the tied accommodation of the writer's father who was a surgeon at the Hotel-Dieu, the house is now a museum displaying collections of medical objects. At the foot of the building, there is small enclosed garden planted with about one hundred medicinal plants whose properties are explained via QR codes.

This 18th century home was the birthplace of the writer Gustave Flaubert, the room in which he was born, in the surgery of his father who was a surgeon at the Hôtel-Dieu, can be visited. Exhibit of anatomical curiosities, infirmary, pharmaceutical bowls and receptacles surgical instruments and statues of healer saints. Medicinals garden.

Simple / medicinal plants, French style


02 January 2024 to 30 April 2024
Every day 14:00 - 17:30
02 May 2024 to 31 December 2024
Every day 14:00 - 17:30

Services : Shop
Activities available on site : Temporary exhibitions, Specific theme activities, Conferences, Specialist conferences, Junior workshop

Private visits

The visit lasts approximately : 60 min

Languages spoken  : English, German, Italian, Spanish
Tours available in : English, German, Spanish, Italian
Audio-guide available in : French, English


Methods of payment : Vouchers, Postal or bank cheques, Cash

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