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  • Day3


    August 25 in France ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We spent a lot of the time revisiting places we saw yesterday but had a closer look at the clock tower and wandered further afield away from the old town but it really is the old parts that hold most of the attraction but we managed to stop several times for coffee and just people watched. The last two days have been hot, up to 33 degrees, but because the old buildings are tall, we managed to stay a lot of the time in the shade.Read more

  • Day2

    Rouen France

    August 24 in France ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    We had a very smooth crossing of the English Channel and, not surprisingly, a smooth journey up the river to the old city of Rouen, arriving there mid to late morning. We had travelled passed Rouen by car in the past many times but this was the first time that we were going to spend some time in the city and we were looking forward to the two night stay. We did not have much opportunity of seeing the landscape surrounding the river on our journey to the city as a lot of the journey was undertaken overnight, but we will have more chance on our return.

    We took the shuttle bus from the ship and were dropped off quite close to the cathedral but we wandered off through the narrow streets and passed the many old and beautiful buildings that dominate the old part of the city. We eventually arrived at the ‘Place du Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake on 30th May 1431. There is a memorial commemorating her death. The square is dominated by very old buildings, the oldest dating back to the 14th century. We carried on walking to the cathedral and spent some time inside looking at the architecture and the tomb of King Richard the Lionheart. There is a lot of interest in the city and we intended to walk further the following day.
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  • Day5


    September 22, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 59 °F

    When we were first married we saw three views of the Rouen Cathedral at the National Gallery in Washington. Then and there we fell in love with the work of Claude Monet. Today we visited that cathedral, along with the Parish Church of St. Maclou and the Church of St. Ouen. I was able to pay photographic homage to Monet by attempting to duplicate his beautiful images on this rainy Saturday. I had not realized before that the heart of Richard the Lionhearted is entombed here, along with the remains of Rollo, the first Viking Duke of Normandy. We also went to the place where Joan of Arc was tried, then to the church which has been built over the site of her execution. This modern structure, built in 1979 incorporates stained glass windows salvaged from churches of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries that were destroyed in World War II. A visit to Rouen’s Museum of Fine Arts capped off a wonderful afternoon. We saw one of Monet’s views of the Rouen Cathedral right here in Rouen. There was also a wonderful painting by Pisarro of the Pont Boïldieu, the bridge by which the Viking Rinda is docked. At night there was a sound and laser light show, using the facade of the cathedral as a screen. One presentation gave the history of the Viking invasion of Normandy, and another gave the story of William the Conqueror.Read more

  • Day9


    June 16, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    After a couple of hours driving, and a couple of breaks in the aires for drink and a picnic we arrived in Rouen. Roadworks made us detour to a different car park but a short walk later we were in our hotel. Our room was on the 4th floor and had a spectacular view of the old court building. We went for a walk around the old medieval town and stopped off for galettes in a well reviewed creperie. We’ve enjoyed Rouen each time we have been and should spend longer next time.Read more

  • Day27

    Cathedral of Notre Dame in Rouen

    September 3, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Beautiful cathedral. Here is the facade in daylight where the light show is projected. Then inside with the nave chancel, and rose window. Around the ambulatory, they have statues of the saints (this is a few of them). Then the sarcophagus of Richard the lion hearted.

  • Day29

    Joan of Arc

    September 5, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Joan was tried and burned at the stake here in 1431. The first picture is the cross on the site where she was burned at the old market square. Then the church in her name along side the cross. The stained glass is from a church too damaged to repair. So they were moved and restored the windows here. A couple small statues of Joan and a large sculpture suggesting her trial. The last two are at the Archepiscopal palace where they show a very well done light show about her two trials.Read more

  • Day27


    September 3, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    A beautiful and historic city on the Seine. This first post from Rouen begin with the cathedral where they have a nightly light show on the facade. One program was on Vikings; the other on William the Conquerer. More on the cathedral in another post. A couple street scenes. They saw there are at least 2,000 half timbered houses in Rouen from the middle ages, about half of which have been restored. Then the large clock over the street that they say has one of the largest and oldest clock mechanisms in Europe. Next is one of Rouen's more famous residents and the original donjon from the old castle.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Rouen, ሩዋን, Ruán, Roðem, روان, Ruan, Горад Руан, Руан, Rouan, Ρουέν, Rueno, Erruan, Roeaan, רואן, रुआं, Ռուան, URO, ルーアン, რუანი, 루앙, Rothomagus, Ruanas, Ruāna, रोआँ, Roan, رؤن, 76000, Ruão, รูอ็อง, Rovan, 盧昂, 鲁昂

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