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Church of St. Joan of Arc

Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 71 85 65
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A 1979 masterpiece of modern minimalist architecture, this dramatic church is meant to symbolize the search for 'absolute geometrical purity.'
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“modern design” (12 reviews)
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Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't get to go all the way into the church. They were having mass at the time. But we stood in the foyer. Heard some beautiful choir songs and could see the stained glass.

Thank EdwardsOklahomaCity
Reviewed 1 week ago

This modern church is located just adjacent to the marker that proclaims that here is where St Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Outside it looks somewhat like an overturned boat. Inside it is fairly large, very modern with stain glass windows.

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is built next to the sight where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. There is a huge cross on the actual sight, but take some time to go inside to view the stunning stain glass windows, they are impressive. The church...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this church while touring France. We recommend taking the time to visit and see first hand.

Thank dlmoore305
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it looks too modern and angular. But inside, the reason for the strange outside appearance becomes apparent - the amazing ceiling design and the incredible wall of stained glass windows. Well worth a contemplative look.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled over this as we walked about and then spent a wonderful half hour admiring its architecture and small garden. Do go inside, it is very lovely.

Thank clivepalmer2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church proves that modern design can make an inspirational and moving place of worship. A must visit.

Thank Peter Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joan of Arc was burned at the stake here at age 19 because of her heroics and leadership for France against the English. Her memorial is an elegant, tall cross next to a soaring modern church, which represents a serpent, characterizing the eternal struggle of...More

Thank Maris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhat disappointed with the architecture of this particular Church. It certainly did not meet any of our expectations.

Thank CdnFinn2709
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is located in a very busy area and so is easy to fine. the windows are amazing and it is a very reflective place to visit.

Thank drudol
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