Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rouen, the city of Jeanne d'Arc.

At the moment I am writing this message from the romantic old city Rouen in France, where I am staying 3 days in a beautiful hotel named Hotel De Bourgtheroulde. This historical hotel is situated in de centre of the city and is really a present for the eye. The hotel is a monument on his own and has a long history to tell.

Rouen is the historic capital city of Normandy, in northern France on the River Seine. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy in the Middle Ages. It was in Rouen where Joan of Arc was burnt in 1431.

There are a lot of things to see in Rouen, for example the Notre Dame cathedral with his Butter Tower, the Gros Horloge and the Tour Jeanne d'Arc. But the most important sights of the city are probably the many surviving half-timbered buildings.


- hiding for the rain -


 

- the old walls, part of the hotel -

- front of the hotel -

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