Normandy has been home to many great writers and essayists.
Rouen, Le Havre, Caen, amongst others, are the birthplaces or homes of famous names in French and international literature.
Rouen, for centuries the cultural and political centre of the region, is the birthplace of :
Le Havre, gateway to the sea, saw the birth of :
....... and Normandy's smaller towns and villages also produced future writers of renown, including :
Without forgetting so many writers who settled in Normandy, where they found their inspiration and wrote their works, such as Marcel Proust, who fell under the spell of Cabourg, Jacques Prévert, who loved to spend time at his house in Omonville-la-Petite, and Françoise Sagan, lover of Honfleur.