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Rouen

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19 travelers at this place:

  • Day5

    Rouen

    September 22 in France

    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

    Rouen

    June 16 in France

    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

    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 in France

    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

    Rouen

    September 3 in France

    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

  • Day29

    St. Maclou and St. Ouen

    September 5 in France

    One of the nicknames for Rouen is City of Spires. Here are two more churches. St. Maclou is not a cathedral. It is a parish church. They don't hardly build them like this any more. 4 pics of St. Maclou and 2 of St Owen. St. Owen's wasn't open so no interior pics. The last pic is St. Owen's from my bedroom window. BTW, St. Owen's isn't a cathedral either. It is the church for a former Abbey.Read more

  • Day30

    More from Rouen

    September 6 in France

    I'm quite taken with Rouen with all the history and architecture. These pics catch some more of that. First is the view over the city from the Archepiscopal palace, followed by the old exchequer or treasury from the middle ages. Then some more examples of the variety of architectural styles around the city for those who might be interested. (Yeah. I'm looking at you, Rod Dawson!)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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