Church of Saint Joan of Arc, Rouen

Church of Saint Joan of Arc, Rouen

Designed by the architect Louis Arretche, the Church of Saint Joan of Arc, along with the nearby market halls, is a remarkable example of contemporary architecture. It is known for its bold and distinctive design, which draws inspiration from multiple sources, including a Viking boat and a fish, resulting in an intriguing and unique appearance.

The Church of Saint Joan of Arc was consecrated on April 29, 1979. In recognition of its architectural and historical significance, the church has been designated as a historic monument since October 30, 2002.

Inside the church, visitors can also marvel at 13 16th-century glass roofs, created between 1520 and 1530. These glass roofs, originally from the choir of the old Saint-Vincent church, were carefully preserved by the Historic Monuments Service in 1939.

The Church of Saint Joan of Arc offers a unique blend of contemporary design and historical treasures, making it a compelling destination for those interested in art, architecture, and the enduring legacy of Joan of Arc in Rouen's history.

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Church of Saint Joan of Arc on Map

Sight Name: Church of Saint Joan of Arc
Sight Location: Rouen, France (See walking tours in Rouen)
Sight Type: Religious
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Joan of Arc Historical Sites

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Joan of Arc, a patron saint of France, is honored as a defender of the French nation for her role in the 15th-century siege of Orléans that marked a turning point of the Hundred Years' War between France and England. The memory of Joan is engraved in various heritage sites and urban spaces throughout Rouen, the town in which she met her death.

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Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
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