Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, Rouen

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The former ossuary (a cemetery for plague victims' bodies) at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen is an eerie reminder of the plague's devastation during the Middle Ages. Take a stroll in the 16th-century, half-timber courtyard, which has four galleries with carved designs. Large beams in the fourth gallery feature haunting carvings of bones and skulls, as well as coffins and gravediggers' tools. Finding the entrance can be tricky. Keep an eye out overhead for a sign with the name of the atrium, which you access through a passage between two buildings,. As you enter the grounds, look to your right to see a mummified cat preserved in the wall. To visit Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen and get the most from your holiday in Rouen, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rouen trip generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Plague cemetery! But wait, it is way cool! Take time to read the books on the site, then spend time checking out the carvings all around. Wickedly wonderful. Do not miss the 500 year old preserved dea...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A lot of work still goes on here, but a visit to the courtyard where mass graves were dug near the St Maclou church for,plague victims, with an ossuary above to make space for later burials. Fascinati...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    To see, very particular, had the chance to see archaeological excavations in the centre of the stone.
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