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In the center of the Place du Vieux Marché, the site of Joan of Ark's pyre, is Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc. This is a large, modern structure, which dominates the square. The form of the building represents an upturned Viking boat and fish shape. For Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc and beyond, use our Rouen itinerary maker site to get the most from your Rouen vacation.
Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc reviews
The modern striking shape leads one into a wonderful interior. The old windows incorporated into this modern building harmonize perfectly. A place to sit quietly for a moment. A place of peace and... more »
architectural crime or what would one call it? the whole place is like a fist on the eye of the old city, with the exception of the small park area behind it. A landmark at its worst. more »
An interesting modern take on a religious building, based loosely on a Viking Longship (Vikings being the 'original' Normans). The light from the stained glass windows is very calming. Even though it lacks the grandeur and scale of the nearby gothic Cathedral, this is a pleasant place to sit and reflect, in the heart of a bustling square. It is also at the location of Joan of Arc's burning at the stake, a significant event in the Hundred Year's War between England and France.
This was an impromptu stop on our way to the beaches of Normandy. We are glad we stopped. Joan of Arc was quite the lady! If you like history, we recommend the visit.
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