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Church of St. Joan of Arc

Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 71 85 65
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A 1979 masterpiece of modern minimalist architecture, this dramatic church is meant to symbolize the search for 'absolute geometrical purity.'
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  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 71 85 65
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The church is a must see! The Architecture is amazing. The glass mosaics are spectacular and very beautiful. Visit in Rouen - Normandy - France The middle age versus modern Architecture

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting exterior. But the interior really delighted me. Old stained glass presented in a modern building, despite official reluctance. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A church designed on a circular concept and very modern themes. The church is located next to the square where tradition has it Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

Thank sweetberries424242
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great design. Flowing outside to the markets and providing protection before you enter the church. The interior is modern with a sense of age created by the wooden boat hull like sweeps of the ceiling. So many changing angles to create delight in...More

Thank Foodexp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected at the end of the walk through the old city you get to this modern church. We did not get to see it inside but even from the outside it was worth a visit. And of course you can see the cross for Joan...More

Thank Henriette88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 20th century church looks like a Viking ship, a dragon, or symbolizes fire, depending on your perspective. Interesting to look at, but it seems out of place in the old part of Rouen. Outside, however, is a monument marking the spot where Joan of...More

Thank JBN1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This new church's ceiling has the shape of fire, from outside, because the architect wanted to show how St. Joan of Arc was burnt alive, by the British. From the inside, the wooden beams are marvelously done; they meet in a point where steel beams...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful must see if you visit Rouen loved the visit obviously as there's loads to learn and appreciate nice cafes nearby

Thank belbut2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very modern building, in the shape and with the scales of a fish, but its significance goes deeper, being on the site of Jeanne d'Arc's martyrdom which is commemorated in the garden. Also the stained glass is from an older church, destroyed...More

Thank CesmeTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This religious and civil memorial to Jeanne D'Arc is well worth a quick look around both in and out, for its quirky architecture.

Thank Robert G
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