15 Best Things to Do in Rouen (France)

10. Old Market Square

Old Market Square

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Old Market Square

On the western end of the Rue du Gros-Horloge is the square where Joan of Arc was burnt alive on May 30 1431. Around the square are some lovely half-timbered and corbelled houses, and in the middle is the modern St.

Joan of Arc Church, built in 1979. Before the Second World War Rouen’s stained glass windows were removed from the city’s various churches and placed in storage.

The medieval Church of Saint-Vincent that was at this location was destroyed during the bombing, but its glorious surviving windows now adorn the modern church in its place.

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