We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing, unique church”

Church of St. Joan of Arc
Book In Advance
More Info
$101.90*
and up
Private Tour: Rouen and Giverny Day Trip from Bayeux
More Info
$111.47*
and up
Private Tour: Rouen and Giverny Day Trip from Caen
Ranked #9 of 78 things to do in Rouen
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A 1979 masterpiece of modern minimalist architecture, this dramatic church is meant to symbolize the search for 'absolute geometrical purity.'
Reviewed March 26, 2013

As we rode by on the Petit Train, we remarked on the strange design of this building. Later in the day, strolling through the city, we decided to go inside and check it out. The inside of the church is beautiful, with high gloss, curved wood ceilings. The stained glass rescued from St Vincent’s Church after it was bombed in WWII complement the interior. We felt as though we could sit on the pew for hours, taking in the elegance. Don't let the outside deter your interest in seeing the inside. There is no information on the church in English, I suggest doing your homework in advance if you want to learn about the history of the church and the market square where it stands. Open April-October Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am-noon, 2-6pm, Fri and Sun 2-6pm. November-March to 5.30pm

Thank Molly2903
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (905)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

366 - 370 of 905 reviews

Reviewed February 28, 2013

Thing that makes this chruch really interesting is the history assocated with Joan of Arc. Otherwise, its architecture is nice (we liked the design personally) but not something to go out of the way unless you want to see where Joan of Arc was burned.

Thank Traveler8Colorado
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 31, 2013

It is worth taking time to reflect on thewonderful stained glass in this modern church and to think about what took place on this hallowed ground. Read her story before you arrive and immagine yourself in her place. Take time to look around at the town and her story will come to life!

Thank rsf4sail
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

The architect of this church was apparently a ship architect which is why it has a very ship like atmosphere. It s the first church I've seen that has such an interesting design. Inside it s quite small but the windows are amazing to look at. It s also located right next to where jean d'arc was burned and the old market. Well worth a visit!

Thank Margaux V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 20, 2013

In a pristine and beautiful town in Normandy, cobbled streets and quaint houses all around the city centre, you are transported to a by gone era of taste, style, art and artistry. 2-3 beautiful cathedrals to match those found in Paris. Then you come up against this monstrosity. Its plain and silly to look from the outside. Like a modern American seventh day Adventist church made of breeze blocks and concrete. From the inside it looks like a seminar room in a red brick university building. Sorry guys you messed this one up big time.

2  Thank matt66London
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Church of St. Joan of Arc also viewed

 

Been to Church of St. Joan of Arc? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing