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“Worth it for one thing!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Place du Vieux-Marche

Place du Vieux-Marche
Rouen, France
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Ranked #18 of 38 Attractions in Rouen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Worth it for one thing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We were lucky enough to arrive Friday during the day and a few sprinkles kept everyone away. The market and village was quite unique, with a wide variety of foods and flowers to purchase. What makes this worth the visit is the memorial to the site of the burning of Joan of Arc. It was nice to enjoy it without the mobs.

Sadly, a return visit was cut short due to the amount of tourists crowded in this small market area. And as one reviewer referred to, the church dedicated to Joan of Arc is an eyesore.

Visited September 2012
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Alvaston, United Kingdom
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“View spolit!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The square could be lovely, plenty of nice bars and restaurants but what's with the ugly church slap bang in the middle! a 1970's monstrosity....in my opinion!

Visited September 2012
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“Old houses, a modern church and the Joan of Arc burn site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This square is a good starting point for a visit to Rouen. We arrived in town with a rental car and if you follow the signs to downtown, you pretty much end up here. There is a convenient parking garage right under the square, it has easy access and exit (but the parking garage itself is very narrow, I have no idea how people with bigger cars manage).
There are some beautiful old houses lining the square, although overall I was more impressed with the houses at Honfleur. I personally didn't care too much for the modern Scandinavian church, it didn't fit in to me. I was also somewhat underwhelmed by the memorial to Joan of Arc--there was really nothing there but a small marker.

Visited July 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Ehh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I love markets but this one is pretty overrun with tourists and has only a few of the food stalls that make markets interesting.

Visited July 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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“Opinion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

In the centre of Place du Vieux Marche sits a church built in 1979 on the actual spot Joan of Arc is supposed to have been burned at the stake in 1431. If you look at all the timbered buildings around this area you would wonder how this church was ever built as it's not any way in keeping with the surrounding structures.
Plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, and would return again for excellent food and wine wherever you go.

Visited June 2012
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