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Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This is the centre of the old part of Rouen and a must see, especially when the market is open (not Sundays) and you can admire all the fantastic food on offer. 
  • Our hotel was in an excellent location just off this square. We could just stroll out in the evening and immediately be surrounded by people and a huge choice of restaurants. Could sit here for hours ...  read more »
  • We arrived in the morning as the cafes were just setting up and it was great to see the square without people. We came back later in the day after a visit to the Cathedral and stopped for a coffee and...  read more »
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