Rouen: a literary hotel
Located in the heart of Rouen, just a few steps away from the Place du Vieux Marché, the Gustave Flaubert hotel is intended as a tribute to the writer in the city where he was born and where he spent most of his life. By imagining this 4 stars hotel, whose decor was designed by architect Aude Bruguière, assisted by Aleth Prime, its designers intended to share with guests their passion for the artist and his work. The ground floor is dedicated to Normandy with Madame Bovary, A Simple Heart and Bouvard and Pécuchet. It is then Paris, the set of Sentimental Education, and the ancient Carthage of Salammbô. One floor details the rest of Flaubert’s works such as The Temptation of St. Antoine, another mentions Flaubert’s friends … The rooms are named after a work, a place, a close friend or a Flaubert’s character: Emma Bovary for room 9, Salammbô for room 201, Guy de Maupassant for room 302, Jules and Edmond de Goncourt for room 307 … Displayed at the hotel entrance, the first editions of the writer, many of which are wonderfully illustrated, the writer’s works are a valuable set, from the most famous works to the rarest titles. The hotel has a library of over 500 books, some are available in paperback for visitors and in many languages. A. F.-M.