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Aitre St-Maclou

184 rue Martainville, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 71 71 72
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Extensive building works

We went along to see if there was anything left to see. All the bone displays had been removed... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
ChelseaBridge
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Under repair

Unfortunately there was a LOT of work being done here. The inside was shrouded with a white mesh... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
kitfoxdave2
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Former house used for the bodies of plague victims and current site of Rouen's Fine Art Academy.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mummified cat” (10 reviews)
“tucked away” (7 reviews)
“art school” (5 reviews)
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184 rue Martainville, 76000, Rouen, France
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"mummified cat"
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"tucked away"
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"unusual place"
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"burial ground"
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"makes this place"
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"wooden beams"
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"middle ages"
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"ossuary"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went along to see if there was anything left to see. All the bone displays had been removed. However, there was a team of archaeologists digging up bones and skeletons.

Thank ChelseaBridge
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Unfortunately there was a LOT of work being done here. The inside was shrouded with a white mesh fabric. Where you could see the carvings and such, it was pretty amazing. there was also a dig going on and it was interesting to see all...More

1  Thank kitfoxdave2
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

A most beautiful church. Just behind it is a fascinating ossuary which unfortunately was under restoration, but the graves in the courtyard could be seen as an archaeological dig was underway.

Thank JohannesburgPeter
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Almost all medieval plague cemeteries have been destroyed centuries ago so this place is particularly interesting. Black and white timbering decorated with carvings of skulls and other bones, this place is full of memento mori. It now houses the Art School.

Thank Eva Julia T
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Our tour guide led us into this courtyard. We soon realized from the decorations carved into the wooden timbers--skulls, skeletons, bones, etc.--that this was an unusual place. During the plague, many people were buried in this area. When the second plague hit, the bones of...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Shear fluke I found the tiny doorway into a small courtyard which in turn led into another. I felt at peace here. Strange. A local walked in and asked if I knew anything about it. He proceeded to tell me about this mass cemetery where...More

Thank MimiA165
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Probably the only necropolis of its type in the world. Looks as it should, sombre. When you walk the ancient centre of Rouen and visit the many fantastic historic sites it all comes together rather well. This spot is a stark reminder of the hardship...More

Thank shintaro1
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is an ossuary which is where bones are kept of the deceased. Apparently lots of folks died of the plague and this is where the remains were kept. The buildings surrounding the courtyard date back to the 16th century. There are a lot of...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Tucked away in what seems like a slightly dodgy area, the Aitre is a must see if you want to get a sense of life in the Middle Ages. The explanations and displays are not good enough so you need to prepare in advance so...More

Thank Myles S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Most unusual place in Rouen. An ossuary dating from the 14th century. Amazing carvings of sculls, bones and grave diggers tools on the ancient wooden and stone buildings. To get the best out of a visit here it is best to read up on the...More

Thank Jamcar16
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