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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
We were disappointed to find the church closed on our first visit, but excited to find it open on the following morning. While the exterior of this small church is modern and not particularly... more »
The church is located in the area where Saint Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. There is a garden and monument just outside of the church. The shape of the church is quite interesting and really... 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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