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Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • A beautiful and large almost square plaza, which is formed by the type of House Norman with a rich variation. It is tremendously important in Rouen. Given the importance for France of Santa Juana of Arcco, and given that is the square where burned it, it acquires a particular importance. It contrasts the modern style of the church dedicated to Joan of arc and the market. Daring is certainly it. Quality is not lacking, but assumes a strong break with the architecture of Rouen.
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  • It is here where we can go if we want to enjoy the old houses of the city. My husband and I, we went on a Sunday morning and we really enjoyed strolling through the market as well. There are lots of fruit costs, vegetables, meat and fish.
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  • A must do if you go Rouen, whether you choose to have a drink with friends at one of the many clubs that are located on the square whether you choose to visit the Church in the center of the square named after Joan of arc, burned alive in this square.
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  • Everything one needs in press games and tobacco. Great team.
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Where to stay in Rouen

If your main reason for visiting Rouen is its famous cathedral, which inspired Monet to paint dozens of canvasses, consider booking your room at a hotel in or around the city center. Despite being within walking distance of the cathedral and the river, hotels in this area provide comfort and privacy at modest prices. If you're looking to splurge and location isn't your priority, think about staying at a luxurious hotel-spa situated farther outside the city, where you can have access to heated outdoor pools.
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