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. Put Place du Vieux-Marche into our Rouen online road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rouen.
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  • a lot of culture is, old buildings, charm, conviviality, terraces to settle down and to enjoy something of good quality, you can imagine yourself in a place of many years ago, if not centuries
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  • Beautiful place. To make a relaxing break or buy souvenirs from Rouen. Nice terraces.
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  • History... the place of Rouen the heart of the city historic site between the old restaurants swinging and the walk, but especially also the place or was burn Jeanne Darc...
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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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