Saint-Jacques Church. Started around 1282. Dieppe, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Saint-Jacques Church. Started around 1282. Dieppe, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Artchitecture. Leonardo da Vinci. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France Photos by Amber Maitrejean

l'Etoile by Edgar Degas 12 Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet

Artchitecture. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France Photos by Amber Maitrejean

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Place de la Pucelle-d’Orleans. Rouen, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

Hotel Bourgtherould, 16th century, Rouen, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean


Originally a mansion for the Le Roux family, the building has seen many changes throughout the centuries. The mansion still retains many Gothic elements, however some of these were destroyed in 1944. In photo #2 we see the salamander, the emblem of Francios 1er.

Rouen, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

The Church of St. Joan of Arc, Place du Vieux Marché, Rouen, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

The church was completed in 1979 in the center of the Vieux Marché, at the place where St. Joan of Arc was martyred by burning at the stake on May 30, 1431. The building also serves as a national monument in her honor. The stained glass windows come from the 16th century Church of Saint Vincent that was destroyed during WWII in 1944, but the windows had been removed during the war to keep them safe.

Place du Vieux Marche and St. Joan of Arc Church. Rouen, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

O Joan, without sepulchre, without portrait, you who knew the tomb of heroes is the heart of the living" ~Andre Malraux

1. Place du Vieux Marche, the scene of the martyrdom of Jeanne d’Arc on May 30, 1431.

The Church of St. Joan of Arc, completed in 1979, was built in the center of the square where the saint was burned at the stake. The church replaces the church of St. Vincent which was destroyed in WWII and also serves as a national monument to honor St. Joan. The architect, Louis Arretche, designed the roof of the church to resemble the flames which consumed the saint. The design is sweeping and dramatic, inspiring and moving.