Rouen, France


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Interior, Rouen Train Station

Rouen Train Station

Cathédral Notre Dame

Cathédral Notre Dame

Cathédral Notre Dame, Rouen

Cathédral Notre Dame, Rouen

Cathédral Notre Dame

Cathédral NotreDame,

Nave, Cathédral Notre Dame, Rouen

Organ Loft,  Cathédral Notre Dame, Rouen

Stained Glass,  Cathédral Notre Dame

Stained Glass, 

Wooden Miniature,  Cathédral Notre Dame, Rouen

Half-timbered buildings

Gros Horloge
(Under Repair)

Half-timbered buildings

Half-timbered buildings

Organ Grinder

Tower of Joan of Arc

Church of Joan of Arc

Stained glass in Church of Joan of Arc

Cross Tower of
La Bucher

La Bucher
Location of Joan of Arc's
Burning at the stake

Rouen Cathedral in Gray Weather, Monet
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Exterior Garden of Musée des Beaux Arts

Large Renior,
Musée des Beaux 

The Café, Cailbotte
Musée des Beaux 

Take the train from Gare St. Lazare--about 1 hour.  If you are traveling from Vernon after visiting Monet's gardens, this train ride is only about 30 minutes.   

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen:

This famous Gothic Cathedral was consecrated in 1063 ... and was painted at every time of the day in all types of lighting by Monet in one of his great series of paintings.  It has a famous carillon of 56 bells.  The  Church is about I mile from the train station and an interesting walk.  

Half-Timbered Houses:

The old buildings you see with the visible wood framing filled in by masonry are called half-timbered houses.  Of the approximately 1,000 half-timbered houses (from the 14th to the nineteenth century) in Rouen's center, about 200 have been restored since World War II bombings.  This style of building was popular because builders didn't have access to a lot of stone, the most common building material, but did have access to lots of oak in surrounding forests.  After the war, the city used extensive records to restore buildings and builers researched ancient construction methods in order to be as authentic as possible.

Place du Vieux Marche:

The square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431.  It's about one and a half miles from the train station...and is a modern church which stands on the spot of the burning.  

Musée des Beaux Arts:

 An outstanding small museum...Ingres, Delacroix, Renoir, David, and of course Monet.  

Tower of Joan of Arc:

The tower where St. Joan was imprisoned.





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