Friday, April 18, 2014
France - Upper Normandy - 76 Seine-Maritime - Rouen
The cathedral Notre-Dame, of gothic architecture, classified historic monument.
Sent by Maria from Rouen, France.
Rouen (French pronunciation: [ʁwɑ̃]), in north-western France on the River Seine, is the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) region and the historic capital city of Normandy. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, it was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy in the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th to the 15th centuries. It was here that Joan of Arc was executed in 1431. People from Rouen are called Rouennais. (read further)