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Eglise St. Jeanne d’Arc de Rouen

is also a church, but an unusual one.

This church is very modern, similar to St. Joseph in Le Havre, but much different. The similarity is only in being modern and unusual.

The shape of this church is like ocean waves.The bell hangs outside under a small roof directed to the market halls. The church and the market halls are connected by parts of the roof and the same in style. The highest wave forms the tower, but in front of the church is a very high cross instead of locating it on the tower.

This church is donated to Jeanne d’Arc (I told about her in my last post) and you can find a monument showing her bound at the stake left to the door, but right next to that place where she was burnt back in 1431. In my opinion, this is really the right place to honour her.

The church itself is not only unusual in its outer shape, but also from inside. It’s quite bright inside because of big glas windows. The inner shape is like a half circle and the benches are also formed to fit in the round.

Unfortunately there was very little time to have a look, only 15 minutes. But, in my opinion, it was worth the effort.

It’s also worth the effort, to look through my last posts, if you haven’t already done while waiting for the next posts.

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9 thoughts on “Eglise St. Jeanne d’Arc de Rouen”

  1. Hello there, You’ve performed an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and individually recommend to my friends. I’m confident they will be benefited from this site.

  2. indeed good write up of one of my favorite churches in France. Rouen is nice, and Joanne d’Arc or Jeanne d’Arc is the patron saint of France.

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