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Church of St. Joan of Arc

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Address: Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
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A 1979 masterpiece of modern minimalist architecture, this dramatic church...

A 1979 masterpiece of modern minimalist architecture, this dramatic church is meant to symbolize the search for 'absolute geometrical purity.'

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Weird structure in Rouen

This church is very weird, due to its unique architecture that doesn't reflect Rouen, Normandy or even France. But, it's very well located, have some kind of unique atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
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Javea, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a look at the church of St. Joan of Arc as you stroll around the market square. It is an interesting building right next to the cross on the site of where Joan was burned at the stake.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not at all what I envisioned. Modern and plain. Supposedly an upside down boat. Oh well, at least the garden was pretty - they should have left it all garden. The buildings in the square are nice and the market is nearby so not a waste if you make your way to this area.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is supposed to represent ship-like structure. As a modern architecture, it is interesting to visit. That is, if you have ample time to wander around Rouen. If you don't have time, go to Rouen Cathedral, Ouen Cathedral, have a bite to eat, wander around the city.

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Wolfville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We took Rick Steves advice and purchased the two-page explanatory sheet about the church, available at the front entrance (it was about $1.00), and there was a lot of information about the Vieux Marche, the church itself, and an interpretation of each of the lovely stained glass windows (from 1520 to 30, and fortunately saved before the bombing of the... More 

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Norristown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The church of St. Joan of Arc was built on the market square right next to the cross on the site of where Joan was burned for heresy and witchcraft. It was built in 1976 but has 15th century stained glass windows. Very popular with tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I wanted to see the place where St Joan was burned at the stake, but I had no idea how moving the church would be. yes, it's a strange bit of architecture compared to everything around it, but it is stunning and soothing and a wonderful place for reflection and calm. Spectacular stained glass windows.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This church is very weird, due to its unique architecture that doesn't reflect Rouen, Normandy or even France. But, it's very well located, have some kind of unique atmosphere and decoration, it's nice to visit while on the Place du vieux marche

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The church is very simple and was rebuilt in 1979. It still holds regular Mass. Its located where Joan was burned to death and a good place to start your history tour within the city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This church is so simple i was surprised given the rich architecture inside all other churches. Right next to the market. Ok place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

we were not taken with the external modern architecture, but inside the church has lovely renaissance stained glass windows (moved from an old church) and is very peaceful.

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