Rouen III

Rouen is a great city. It has endured many things- plague, wars, and the passage of centuries. Our hotel is directly beside the cathedral close (the wall around it). The neighborhood is packed with blocks of crooked half-timbered buildings interspersed with modern structures built after the city was badly damaged in WWII. One church has been left a ruin, with the addition of a children’s playground. We visited a 13th century plague necropolis (now occupied by an art school), and the site of Joan of Arc’s martyrdom.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    Thank you for sending me the bells recording. I am trying to figure out how to make it my ringtone. I would love to see more pictures of the half timbering and the carvings. A bombed out church juxtaposed with a children’s playground……hmmm

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