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Yves Navarre

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Au bout de la rue de Seine, prendre à gauche et emprunter l’escalier monumental qui mène à l’église. Aller vers la gauche, traverser la place devant l’église, puis monter la rue du cimetière. Aller dans l’angle gauche jusqu’à la tombe de Camille Doncieux

Prochain point :

Tombe de Camille Doncieux

Prochain point : lat="49.06553" lon="1.699930005"

Yves Navarre (1940 - 1994)
A writer and playwright from Vetheuil



A tormented author...

Son of an engineer, Yves Navarre regularly stayed at the family country house in Vetheuil during his youth. After studying Spanish, English and French literature at the University of Lille, he graduated from the Ecole des hautes études commerciales du Nord. He worked in advertising as a copywriter, but his real pleasure came from writing novels, plays and poems. He began writing in 1958. In 1976, he co-founded the French-language Writers Union. His works often dealt with the themes of anticipation, unhappy love affairs, gay love and AIDS. It was many years before he was able to live by his pen, publishers often being shocked by his style and preferred subjects.



... whose works are rooted in Vexin

He received the Prix Goncourt in 1980 for "The Garden of Acclimatization". Many of his novels were inspired by Vetheuil, his memories of childhood and family life. This is the case with his novel “Le cœur qui cogne " (1974), where the action takes place in a family in Vetheuil during a weekend reunion. He also mentions the village in "Biographie". In 1992 the Académie Française awarded him a prize for his body of work.





by Expression Nomade