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Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen

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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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  • Charming place with ruins in the middle and the old type houses makes it so nice with the cafés and the Jeanne d'Arc church next to it...  more »
  • The site where Joan of Arc was executed is modestly identified by a small marker near a tree, and surrounded by a beautiful collection of these old buildings with plenty of nice outdoor eateries.  more »
  • Very moving ,where St Joan was burned to death as a girl by evil Bishop Cochon (perfectly named) now a modernist church structure facing a popular square. we liked the area a lot  more »