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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  • This place is definitely the most disturbing visit to Rouen. ancient ossuary in the attic. low relief combining coffins, bones and skull...
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  • Rouen or passing, you must visit this place which is a bit of the soul of this city. Raise the nose, decriptez reasons but above all make tell you the story!
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  • and yet it is an old cemetery medieval, transformed into a school of fine arts until it recently, and which should be the subject of a restoration. Look at the funeral symbols that mark horizontally floors a nice condition.
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