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Place du Vieux-Marche

Address: Rouen, France
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Ranked #18 of 39 Attractions in Rouen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Boston, Massachusetts
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193 reviews 193 reviews
130 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Place du Vieux Marche is surrounded by very pretty old timber houses: this is what I personally liked the most. It still has an atmosphere of an old city market, but obnoxious street vendors selling all kinds of cheap junk and quite arrogant beggars spoil the impression. The place of Joan's Arc execution is hard to find; maybe because the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There are plenty of places to eat around this square. You can tour the modern Joan of Arc church, see the site where she was burned at the stake, and view the foundation of the remains of a church that was destroyed in 1783. There are a couple of clubs here in case you are looking for some type of... More 

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Rocky Mount, NC
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The historic spot where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake is reduced to a noisy, touristy square. Only virtue is the modern and interesting Church of Jeanne d’Arc.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The building in the center of the square really is not a success. However, everything else about the square is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Linked with a tour of the monument to Joan of Arc, this area is very picturesque, with wonderful old buildings, well preserved. Meandering around the streets or sitting sipping cafe noir, an ideal place

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited Rouen and included the Vieux-Marché because that's where Jeanne D'Arc was burned at the stake. The area was interesting for another reasons. While having a cup of coffee at one of the cafés, I asked a local resident about WWII in Rouen. It was obvious there had been fighting when I saw the Palais de Justice with all... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My primary interest in visiting the Place du Vieux Marche was morbid curiosity. I wanted to see where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. How odd it was to discover that the site is not identified with a grand monument, but is instead just a marked-off area with shrubbery, flowers and a simple placard announcing in French, English,... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

As part of the medieval area of Rouen, this is a lovely square and has the interesting modern architecture of the Jean D'Arc church although I found it chilling to see the exact spot where she was burned. we used the car park underground at the square which was an excellent place to keep the car cool whilst exploring central... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Old Market square would be absolutely lovely if it was not full of homeless people and if the strange architecture of St. Joan of Arc church was not filling almost the whole place. I tried to imagine what would it look like here if only the magnificent medieval buildings were preserved and the square was fully reserved to markets and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

...although there are countless good eateries in Rouen...this little market is a place one has to visit for everything from seafood to cheeses to bread of all sorts to cured meats and other delicious treats. ...make a picnic basket filled with cheeses roast chicken and a salad...and go back to the Cathedrale grounds... ...oh and bring a chilled Rose.

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