My Husband and I had visited Rouen to discover the place where Joan of Arc had lost her life. After visiting the L’église sainte Jeanne d’Arc, I spotted a little sign noting a museum dedicated to Jeanne D'Arc across the walkway just outside the entrance to the church. I had no idea it was there beforehand and was delighted to see it was open.
A store front offered visitors many types of souvenirs, and the museum was located in the back in a old Roman-style wine cellar. I can't recall off-hand how many Euros we paid to enter, but it was a nominal fee. The museum was very thorough and informative. Scenes from Joan's life were depicted in life-size wax characters and commentary in English, French, German and Italian were available. There were many models illustrating battles and the medieval details of castles. The most memorable items in the museum were a replica of Joan's armour (pictured below), Joan's standard and an extensive collection of all things (new and old) related to Joan.
The gentleman attending the museum spoke English and offered me stamps along with my purchase of postcards! Definitely a must-see for those who love Jeanne.
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