Joan of the Arc:
On 30 May 1431, Joan of the Arc was burned alive in Rouen, on the Place du Vieux Marché, after an unfair trial. She is a victim of what English were desperate to convince her of heresy.
The Gros-Horloge street:
Is a pedestrian street paved the center of Rouen, on the right bank of the Seine River. It leads from Place du Vieux-Marché into Notre Dame Cathedral and crosses the rue Jeanne d’Arc, Near the Gros Horloge which is a big Clock dating from XIV and XV centuries.
The street is one of the most popular in Rouen, both of its historic atmosphere and the presence of numerous businesses, including the first one-price store opened in France.
Notre Dame Cathedral:
The primate cathedral of our lady of the Assumption of Rouen, is the most famous monument of the city. It’s a building of Gothic architecture, the first stones back to top Middle Ages. It is known worldwide, especially through the 30 paintings of Rouen Cathedral series, painted by Claude Monet.
Please note that :
- On the way to Normandy coast you may visit these 2 sits:
- Giverny (Claudet Monet house); which is almost half away from Paris to Normandy coast.
- Rouen City; which is 1h15 mn drive from Paris and 45 min drive to Normandy Coast.
- You may spend all day on the cost, visiting Honfleur and Deauville and why not an excellent countryside or a waterfront restaurant.