Institut de France
Académy and DRAC of Normandie
University of Rouen
The Flaubert 21 committee identifies, labels and values all Norman projects. A Scientific and Cultural Committee has been set up to guarantee the quality of events labeled by the communities gathered around this major project. The Flaubert 21 calendar is now full of meetings and exchanges open to all. In order to involve as many people as possible in this national commemoration, the Normandy Region is organizing a festive and surprising meeting with the City of Rouen and its Metropolis on November 20, 2021. We invite you to join us for this great gathering full of surprises that will animate our streets and walls and will involve all residents to pay tribute to this illustrious Norman and the richness of his work.
Hervé Morin and Catherine Morin Desailly
The Seine-Maritime Department
In 2021, the Seine-Maritime Department commemorates the bicentenary of the birth of Gustave Flaubert through an exceptional cultural year. The life and work of this major writer of the nineteenth century are indeed intimately linked to our territory, from the Alabaster Coast to the Seine, passing through the countryside cauchoise or brayonne so well described in his novels. To pay tribute to him, the departmental cultural programme will be entirely dedicated to him. A multitude of initiatives, especially in the departmental sites and museums, will accompany the Flaubert year: exhibitions, conferences, gardens, shows and re-enactments, books, devices with colleges, collaborations with restaurants, etc. 200 years after of Flaubert's birth, the Department of the Seine-Maritime is invested with passion to share with the greatest number the modernity and universality of the author of Madame Bovary.
Bertrand Bellanger, President of the Seine-Maritime Department
The Eure Department
Lyons-la-Forêt, a delightful Euroise village, hosted the filming of Madame Bovary’s two film adaptations, in 1934 by Jean Renoir and in 1991 by Claude Chabrol. With our local partners, we organize a photographic tour through the village to discover the locations of the shooting. Outdoor cinema sessions are also planned.
Rouen Normandie Metropolis and City of Rouen
Gustave Flaubert is us! And first Rouen. 2021 will surely be the year Flaubert. This immense local writer of international renown will be honoured throughout 2021 on the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth. A rich, diverse, original sequence, a legitimate tribute to this Rouen literary giant.
City of Evreux
City of Deauville
The Pays d'Auge marks the life of Gustave Flaubert from his adolescence until his death. Pont-L'Evêque, Trouville and Deauville played a decisive role in the personal construction of Gustave Flaubert and in the awakening of his literary sensibility. In a Normandy finally reunified, the most universal of writers, born in Normandy, has, beyond his birth and his Rouen ties, become attached to the Pays d'Auge, his other Norman territory. A common space, in regular connection with the agglomeration of Rouen, where in the nineteenth century, on a family and sentimental mode, he built a space of life and inspiration. Gustave Flaubert is the founding writer and the foundation of Deauville’s literary heritage.
I am therefore delighted with the creation of this great and ambitious literary commemoration. I also like that the inauguration of the Franciscans in the spring of 2021, an innovative place to share culture in Deauville, is hosting part of this commemoration. Six projects that Les Franciscaines / Deauville will share during this year «Flaubert 21», to which I wish a beautiful membership.
City of Le Havre
Le Havre joined forces with Flaubert 21 to make the writer’s bicentenary a landmark event. Public policy Lire au Havre, which since 2012 has invited readers to deepen their enjoyment of reading, has transformed the city into a territory of creation: in 2021, the literary heritage of Gustave Flaubert will be a source of inspiration for Le Goût des autres, l'Esadhar and the University.
City of Ry
It could not be otherwise in Ry, a typically Norman village, totally impregnated for several decades, by Flaubert’s most famous work: Madame Bovary.
For a long time, the "Comité Bovary" has been dedicated to highlighting the Flaubertian cultural and literary heritage of the municipality and organizes each year its Bovary Festival.
Our goal is to contribute to the diversity and modernity of Flaubert’s work in the heart of the rural world.
City of Canteleu
Today, the City has a beautiful imprint of the illustrious Cantilien: its library. Preserved at the Hôtel de Ville, it brings together literary nuggets signed by his contemporaries.
City of Lyons-la-forêt
Jean Renoir (1934) and Claude Chabrol (1991) selected Lyons-la-Forêt as a representation of the fictional village of Yonville-l'Abbaye for the film adaptation of Madame Bovary. The city of Lyons-la-Forêt and the local cultural associations, supported by the Eure department, have strongly mobilized in events (interactive circuit, talks, screenings, exhibitions, etc.) that will mark the 2021 Flaubert season by evoking these shootings, their sets, the actors and the two generations of Lyon extras who participated in the films.