27 Feb 2016

Cathedral in Rouen

Rouen Cathedral is one of the most impressive Gothic churches ever built. Its western façade is the largest of any church in France. It was famously painted by Impressionist artist Claude Monet in a series of 28 paintings showing the façade at different times of the day. The paintings are now spread over the world with five in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Don't forget that the dukes of Normandy were traditionally crowned here and several are buried in the cathedral, including the heart of Richard the Lion Heart. Also, Joan of Arc was put on trial in the bishops’ palace.
Please see some photos of this glorious gothic building that I took during my last stay in France.