Historial Jeanne d'Arc

Rouen
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Museums

Opened in 2015, the Historial Jeanne d'Arc is a modern, interactive, multimedia museum where you can discover the life of Joan of Arc in the rooms where her trial was held.

The museum is located inside the Archbishop's Palace, which has been restored to hold the museum, and is beside Rouen's famous cathedral. Following a specific programme around the exhibits, you'll take a journey through Joan's life and her trial by the English in some of the important historical rooms that were the theatre for her sentencing.

A unique museum that is well-worth a visit to uncover more about the history of the Maid of Orléans.

 

Nearby attractions

The cathedral in Rouen is a Gothic masterpiece with a long history. Built on a 4th century basilica in the 12th century, the cathedral has seen many changes in the world around it and has constantly evolved itself - its been...

A majestic abbey church often mistaken for Rouen cathedral as it is so large and grand.

The Great Clock houses the old bells of the city and one of the oldest clock mechanisms in Europe, which was in use here from the 14th century to 1928 and never stopped once!

Containing some of the most prestigious art collections in France, Rouen's Musée des Beaux-Arts is a fantastic place to spend a few hours admiring the work of the masters.

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