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Church of St. Joan of Arc

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Address: Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
Description: 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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A very peculiar piece of architecture

This is a stunning building. It looks like a crocodile and it looks more like something out of a brother Grimm's fairy tale. We could not see inside because it is shut at lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning building. It looks like a crocodile and it looks more like something out of a brother Grimm's fairy tale. We could not see inside because it is shut at lunch time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

While doing a mini cruise with Brittany ferries we visited this church. Fascinating to actually stand at the spot where she was so cruelly burnt to death. The church itself is beautiful with a touch of modern architecture as well as stunning stained glass windows. If you are into history a place to visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The church looks like it was constructed in the United States in 1960. Its just too modern to be a memorial to Joan of Arc. It's located within the square where she was burned at the stake but just doesn't capture that event with its architecture and location. Dont be disappointed if you walk by and just don't get it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I found this church to be very unique. Love this new style. It was such an eye opener. An absolute must-see in Rouen.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Not a great building in my opinion and certainly not in the same class as the catholic cathedral in Liverpool or Coventry cathedral but I did enjoy the inside. The old stained glass windows compliment the modern design. On the outside it could do with some talc and a clean up and is just an odd design although I get... More 

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Tragic story of Joan of Arc. Church interesting structure in the city, which has buildings still showing bomb indentations. Stake she was burned at represented outside of church.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I loved the very modern design and clever use of tiling on the roof. It is a pity that the main body of the church is not accessible to wheelchair users. It would be worth giving this some consideration.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

In a city with a number of architectural gems, this memorial to Jeanne is a comically awful modern design. What a mistake.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, so it has high historical value. Close by is a postwar church that doesn't fit in very well with the surroundings. Also worth coming to see the old timbered houses and browse the multitude of nearby cafes, bars and souvenir shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Modern architecture without any spirituality / only the windows make this church worth to visit - Do not waste too much time

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Address: Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Haute-Normandie  >  Seine-Maritime  >  Rouen

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