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Church of St. Joan of Arc

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Address: Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
Phone Number: +33 2 35 71 85 65
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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 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I would have to say I would never have picked this building to be a Church in such an historic location. The exterior is done in the modern form somewhat resembling a whale, while the interior has beautiful stained glass windows and a ceiling resembling the hull of a boat. The Church is located at the site of Joan of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had no idea that the church had modern architecture, it's very different and you can do a quick visit inside to have a different perception of the building as well as to be able to appreciate the stained glass.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This modern church is worthwhile visiting. On the market place where Joan of Arc was executed this church serves as a monument. It is a remarkable building. No admission fee.

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