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Church of St. Joan of Arc

Address: Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
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Ranked #13 of 38 Attractions in Rouen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A 1979 masterpiece of modern minimalist architecture, this dramatic church is meant to symbolize...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A 1979 masterpiece of modern minimalist architecture, this dramatic church is meant to symbolize the search for 'absolute geometrical purity.'

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Interesting church in the area where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Couldn't see much of the church since there was a funeral at the time we visited.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Not what you would expect. but worth walking in and looking around. Very modern and "upbeat" for a church.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were on a cruise with the Queen Mary 2 and had a day in Rouen and went to St. Joan of Arc church. We had an amazing guide who explained about the design of the church being that of an upturned dragon boat. We thought it also looked like the kind of armoured helmet Joan might have worn. It... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Our tour guide told us that many of the Rouen locals don't like this church because of its modern geometric look but many of them have been won over by the windows. During the war, because of the bombs, many churches had their windows taken down and sites in safe places but after the war many of the churches didn't... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

When I walked through the market I missed this church the first time - it looks as if it was part of the market that was closed. The second day I visited the market I found the door. What a lovely new church inside. Very modern - wonderful architecture. Bright. What a contrast to the outside. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

When visiting Rouen this is an interesting diversion. Beautiful, modern church in the shape of an upturned boat; magnificent stained glass windows and situated close to the site of St Joan's execution.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Hidden behind the market a strange shaped church, with a monument to Joan of Arc, this landmark gives some history to Rouen.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Really interesting building fitting in with the market square. The exterior is very dramatic almost Viking. and the interior is stunning with very colouful stained glass which has been retreived from ruined churches, The roof looks almost like an upturned boat. The staff were very wlcoming

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a really beautiful church located within steps of where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. The church itself is really a wonderful architectural design, made to look very old, but actually was built in the '70s. Inside it has beautiful woodwork, made to look like the inside of an old ship with lovely stainless glass windows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Right beside the Vieux-Marché so stop in if the church is open. The church is small so the stained glass is close to you and can be seen well. Nothing else remarkable about the church except in location to where Jeanne D'Arc was burned.

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