Abbaye Saint-Ouen (Saint-Ouen Abbey), Rouen

Abbaye Saint-Ouen (Saint-Ouen Abbey), Rouen

Saint-Ouen Abbey, officially known as the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Ouen, is renowned for its stunning church and significant contributions to the cultural and religious heritage of Rouen.

The abbey's history traces its origins to the 7th century when it was founded as a simple monastery dedicated to Saint Peter. Over the centuries, it evolved and expanded in size and importance. The impressive abbey church, dedicated to both Saint Peter and Saint Ouen, was constructed between the 13th and 16th centuries and stands as a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Its soaring nave, intricate stained glass windows, and ornate vaulted ceilings are awe-inspiring examples of the period's architectural prowess.

The abbey church of Saint Ouen is particularly renowned for its magnificent organ, one of the largest in France. The exquisite woodwork, intricate carvings, and grandiose pipe facade make it a focal point of the abbey's interior.

On May 24th, Joan was brought to a platform erected in the cemetery adjacent to Saint-Ouen Church. She was given an ultimatum: either sign a document renouncing her visions and commit to no longer wearing soldiers' attire, or face immediate execution by burning. Confronted with the imminent threat to her life, Joan reluctantly consented to relinquish her clothing and put her signature on the abjuration document.

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Sight Name: Abbaye Saint-Ouen (Saint-Ouen Abbey)
Sight Location: Rouen, France (See walking tours in Rouen)
Sight Type: Religious
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