Rouen Local Customs

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  • 1. JOAN OF ARC

    Jeanne d'Arc, patron saint of France, was tried and burned at the stake in Rouen. The English and French fought each other in the Hundred Years War until Jeanne d'Arc helped put Charles VII on the...

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  • 2. the beach Rouen plage

    as many cities in France, the summer is a time to révélations,and no exception at Rouen they have their beach by the Seine river too.This is from July, and all...

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  • 3. L'Armada boats galore

    This is a local custom I have been coming since the second edition, will missed the next one it is the 6th edition. A wonderful way to be in Rouen.The Armada is...

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  • 4. The Old Town Must Be Kept!

    In order to preserve the character of an "old town" in a tourist-ridden city, rigorous architectural zoning and building regulations must be strongly in place....

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  • 5. What would we be without water

    Water is present everywhere in Rouen. The city along the river Seine thanks it's excistance on some small creeks that ended here in the river Seine and provided...

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  • 6. Gothic, the architectural style of Normandy

    The architectural style of gothics is created in and spreaded from Normandy. First experiments in this very important architectural style that is one of the...

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  • 7. Joan of Arc

    Most people have heard of Joan of Arc. Even me, who is useless with historical events knew who she was. Nowhere in France is Joan of Arc more honoured than in...

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  • 8. Drunkeness

    Unlike many countries I visit it seems to be perfectly acceptable here to be drunk in the afternoon... and i don't just mean drunk I mean to the state that can...

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  • 9. Aître Saint-Maclou, a capital

    The columns of "Aître Saint Maclou" are topped with capitals. Most of them are in poor condition but it is not always s easy to guess what they represent, even...

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  • 10. Aître Saint-Maclou, dancers

    On this column, another capital. It is in relatively good condition, and I have tried to figure out what this dancers were doing among gravediggers but without...

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  • 11. 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...

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  • 12. Aître Saint-Maclou, showing what ?

    If you were to show out your job, you would certainly first think to show the tools you are using. The butcher shows his knife, the tailor his needle, the...

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  • 13. Aître Saint-Maclou, a charnel !

    That means that Aîtres, such as Aître Saint Maclou were the kingdom of gravediggers. Gravediggers, as any other professionals love what they are doing and as...

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  • 14. Country ? Country !

    When we were having dinner at the Restaurant "les Maraîchers", this guy arrived and began to sing Country and among them, a Johnny Cash. We assumed he was...

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  • 15. Barrel organ

    Barrel organs were very popular in France until the middle of the 50th century. They gave music out of a cardboard card with holes that flow a specific...

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  • 16. The joiners workshop

    Amazingly, after you have toured the Aître Saint Maclou, when you go out, through a little, half covered passage, you find again a beam, of sun, your leader !...

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  • 17. Leaving Aître Saint-Maclou

    At first, "Aître Saint Maclou" looked avery peaceful and quiet place. As a matter of fact, it IS a quiet and peaceful, it is the calm of Death. If this kind of...

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  • 18. Aître Saint-Maclou ...

    Then go back to the previous pictures, enlarge them and you will see, skulls, jaws, rib bones, collarbones, humerus, radius, cubitus, femurs, etc… Is there...

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  • 19. Aître Saint-Maclou : what are you working upon ?

    But would you feel that showing the tools you are using will be enough to represent your job ? I bet no, and that you will certainly be tempted to show on what...

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  • 20. Aître Saint-Maclou, Aître, what is that ?

    An aître, from the Latin atrium, was in the Middle ages a charnel, not a cemetery, but a place where the bodies of the plague victims were temporarily kept,...

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  • 21. Aître Saint-Maclou, now for fine arts

    Once you enter the "Aître Saint Maclou", you find a large and peaceful square, surrounded by two levels old half-timbered houses that host now the School for...

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  • 22. Entrance to Aître Saint-Maclou

    A small sign read "Aître Saint Maclou" and an arrow lead under a dark wooden passage. If you know nothing about the Aître Saint Maclou, this does not call you...

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  • 23. Great internet site for Rouen

    This site is in French, but if you don't know French, you can still look at the photos, maps and webcams of Rouen. There are some really neat "virtual visits"...

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  • 24. Baron Haussman put an end to...

    Baron Haussman put an end to the medieval remains of Paris and created the most beautiful city in the world. In Rouen it's possible to dream of what Paris once...

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