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  • Vieux Marche area
    Vieux Marche area
    by alectrevor
  • Blue line left to river rue Joan Arc
    Blue line left to river rue Joan Arc
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  • Place du Vieux-Marché
    Place du Vieux-Marché
    by Cristian_Uluru
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    Walking Tip

    by alectrevor Written Mar 13, 2015

    The Rue Joan Arc is a street that runs from the rail station down to the river Seine. if you take this route most of the places of interest are to the left and right has you walk along. With a map to help you can see joan of Arc tower,, Palace of Justice, Market, Joan of Arc Church , Gros Horloge clock st Andre tower and the Cathedral by leaving the main street for a few metres

    Vieux Marche area Blue line left to river rue Joan Arc

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  • Musée des Beaux-Arts

    by dimilag Written May 3, 2007

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    Numerous works of art are displayed at Musée des Beaux-Arts. Pieces from Rubens, Caravaggio, Poussin, Corot and others are housed here. There is an entire area devoted to the works of Géricault, and included amongst them is a portrait of Delacroix. There are several Impressionist works here as well, including several versions of the Rouen Cathedral by Monet.

    La Flagellation du Christ, Michelangelo Merisi
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    Place du Vieux-Marché: churches

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 27, 2006

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    During the Middle Ages the Place du Vieux-Marché was smaller than it appear today. It had got many small churches like the Eglise of St.Sauveur which was destroyed during the Revolution. You can see the ruins of it in the small garden on the right side of the Eglise St-Jeanne d'Arc.

    The ruins of the Eglise of St.Sauveur
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    Place du Vieux-Marché

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 27, 2006

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    The Place du Vieux-Marché is one of the best of Rouen. Along its sides you can see nice examples of Maisons a colombage (Half-timbered houses).
    This square is very important because Joan of Arc was burned here on 30 May 1431. A croix and a plate remembered the place of the execution.

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    Christmas Time

    by arv1 Written Jul 3, 2005

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    If you go during the christmas period, make sure you go to the centre of town, near Notredame Cathedral, as there is an annual german market, which is great!!

    One day, on a lunch break, I was wondering around town when I saw a crowd. I managed to get to the front and saw that some local school children were given block of ice to carve things out of! It was just precious!!

    Christmas Market
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    medieval streets steeped in history

    by morgane1692 Updated Mar 16, 2003

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    Rue du Gros Horloge here is but one of dozens of narrow and winding lanes and alleys...have your little map or guidebook, just in case, but for the best adventures, just wander...like I said, it's a village not a metropolis, you can't really get all that lost in Rouen. But if you *do,* well, lucky you, eh?

    it's always time for ROUEN!

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    street scene

    by Sue08080 Updated Apr 25, 2006

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    Here in the center of old Rouen you can walk the pedestrian streets, seeing the sights, stopping at a small cafe, shopping for hand painted china, without worrying about traffic.

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  • Dancing boys

    by Will1978 Written Oct 6, 2004

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    It is located in front of the big cathedral, which is also the location of the tourist office. When going there and ask for a free travel map, don't forget to look upside.

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    Rue Damiette

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Lovely street with half-timbered houses and if you look backward you get a wonderful view of St. Ouen.

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