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Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen
(3.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Located in a city that traces its roots back to ancient Rome, Place du Vieux-Marche is most famous as the site where the English burned St. Joan of Arc at the stake. Today, it's hard to picture that gory scene in such a charming square, bordered by historical houses and cafes. As a reminder of the past, you can visit the square's large modern church, dedicated to St. Joan of Arc. Finished in 1979, it's built to represent an upturned Viking ship. The Vikings were among the groups that played an important part in settling the city. Place du Vieux-Marche is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Rouen Edition.
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  • It is undeniable that between this place and the Cathedral there is an architectural homogeneity that is worth trying. The downside? It's that one Sunday, when tourists are walking... the stores are closed?
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  • Very nice place especially side access the big clock Street. In the summer, terraces of coffee restaurants. Mansions (see picture) very modern church in the middle (to visit)
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  • The old market place rest in my opinion the place to visit on Rouen steeped in history with the stake or Joan of arc has died, you can enjoy the Norman architecture. See especially at night!
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