Église Saint Maclou, cast iron latch
The North portal, the left and the central portal of the front side of the church are not for regular use. Only the right portal, with a plain, modern door, is used as an entrance in the church. Inside, each doorway is closed securely with ancient latch, made in cast iron.
Western side of the Place du Vieux Marché.
On the western side of the Place du Vieux Marché, the houses are taller and wider than on the eastern and southern sides. They look wealthier. I have not been able to document it, but it does not seem that they were private housing as on the other sides. I will keep searching what they were designed for.
Aître Saint-Maclou, what to show ?
What they might show ? Well that is very easy, what are the tools that they use ? The most important are the shovel and the pickaxe. If you click to enlarge this picture and some of the previous and of the following ones, you will see plenty of shovels and pickaxes. There does not seem to be any ice axes, which were used much later in Hollywood.
Great restaurants all over...
Great restaurants all over town..i enjoyed the restaurant next to the Hotel Cardinal which had inside and outside seating..also menu was in English when requested...
Family owned restaurant which was in its 4th generation..very nice and friendly staff that didn't laugh too hard at my attempts to speak French from a newly learned Berlitz tape As usual..I played menu roulet and came up with a winner 'plat du jour'
Musée Flaubert et d'histoire de la médecine
Calling all Flaubert fans!
Though this is a "double vocation" museum, I feel I should warn visitors that it leans more heavily towards the history of medicine than Flaubert himself.
The 'museum' is infact a grand manor house called 'Hotel-Dieu' which used to be a hospital run by Gustave Flaubert's father, Achille Flaubert.
There are only two rooms of roughly seven or eight rooms which are dedicated to the author. One is his birth room where you can see several portraits and busts of his family, and another is a room which hosts some early editions of his literature. There are some leaflets telling you about references to the house in his literature, and other pieces of literature.
There's also a room showing some rather gruesome equpiment from the early days of medicine in Rouen!
Pick up the introduction booklet - it's quite informative and touches on the influence this hospital environment may have had on the young Flaubert.
There are a small amount of books on sale in the reception room.
If you want to have a discussion with the attendent you'll need some French under your belt.
2,2 € to get in or 1,5€ concession.