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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  • Chumnoe cemetery, next to the Cathedral. If a back to the Cathedral, a couple of quarters, dive into the inner courtyard, visible, and find yourself on a deserted square surrounded by Kara old houses. Treating wood carving on the buildings, you immediately realize that the place is very linked to the theme of death. Yes, it's old chumnoe cemetery. Mogilok here do not see. Only an empty area studded with sand and something like the fountain in the middle. All the main (carving) reside on the walls of surrounding houses-ebony, skulls, bones, etc., do not pass by. Here, unusually, bleak and vivid.
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  • If you forget the work-in-progress, watch the studs in detail with all his sculptures "macabre" feels disturbed by the evocation of the facts
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  • This Court was used to store corpses which explains all the engravings and sculptures on the houses around. Even though it's sad to say it's rather a nice courtyard. This is a pretty dismal but very moving place. And interesting point of view of history. However, we find that there is constantly a heavy and heavy environment. Is this just in our heads? What is the history of the places that makes it so? You to judge.
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