Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rouen

We decided to overnight at Rouen and had such a good time wandering around the old streets and reading the old notices.  There was really so much to see and enjoy!  Yesterday I told you about the Joan of Arc memorial, which is the first thing most people know about the city.

Olivier and Christopher in front of the Gros-Horloge

Today while walking the pedestrian street to see the Gros-Horloge we saw a plaque erected to the honour of Louis XV (in Latin) and visited the enormous Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and saw the tomb of Richard the Lionheart who died in 1199 and wanted his heart to be buried in Rouen to show his attachment to Normandy!  Here's his gisant (recumbent effigy) and the inscription underneath it:

The heart stored here is of Richard King of England called Lionheart died 1199.


View of the pedestrian street from the Gros-Horloge tower.

There is more, folks, but it's going to have to wait because right now we're preparing another trip to Paris and England so this last one will have to wait for now!






1 comment:

  1. I always enjoying hearing about your travels and see the photos, Derrick. Thanks for posting!

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