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I had a morning stroll around Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and came across this tower when you go further behind. It was closed as it opens in the afternoon. I intend to visit the interior when I have a chance to go back to...More
This tower is located right outside the train station and easy to miss if not paying attention. Not sure if you can tour the inside but just knowing the sort of tragedies that happened here are enough to make you pause and relish the moment.
My wife and I were surprised that this wonderful historical site is free. This tower (known as “Le Donjon” to the French) is the sole remnant of a castle built here by French King Philippe starting in 1204 and completed in 1210. It’s first floor...More
My wife and I were walking down to Rouen city centre from our hotel near the railway station when we saw this large tower standing in a nearby side street. Upon walking down to view it closer we discovered that a chateau now demolished had...More
Tour Jeanne d'Arc is the remaining remnant of the Rouen Castle built in 1204 by Philippe Auguste. Formerly known as the castle's donjon or "Grosse Tour", this tower is part of Philip's 1204 phase. This large cylindrical tower contains three superimposed rooms and an attic...More
This is a sad, brief chapter in the atrocity of Joan of Arc -- where she was imprisoned before being burnt at the stake by the Church. (It IS amazing that it still stands, since many old structures were quarried for the pre-cut stone for...More