The city :
Originally, the city was situated on the right bank of the Seine. Today, she includes the left bank.
If Rouen possesses a big classified seaport 1st European bearing for cereal and 1st French bearing for fertilizers and flour, she also possesses an impressive historical heritage.
Indeed this city in 100 limped, is Source of inspiration of big writers and artists because it protected intact its historic, completely pedestrian districts.
You will have pleasure to visit Big Clock and its pedestrian street where are situated numerous shops as well as the tourist information office and the cathedral.
You can also have a walk on the place of the vieux marché where are situated all the good restaurants of the city and where the memory of Joan of Arc which was the witness of the torture of the young shepherdess.
Lien : http://www.rouentourisme.com/
Ou : http://fr.franceguide.com
Joan of Arc :
Nicknamed “The Maid of Orleans”, is a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born a peasant girl in what is now eastern France. Claiming divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years’ War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. She was captured by the Burgundians, transferred to the English in exchange for money, put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon for charges of “insubordination and heterodoxy”, and was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old.
Was twelve or thirteen, it is in the garden of his father Jeanne reported hearing voices. She said she was very scared the first time. These heavenly voices would have given the order to bring the Dauphin on the throne and to liberate France from the English presence. She resisted for four years before answering the call.
This dungeon was part of the castle built in 1204 by Philip Augustus. It is in this castle that took place the trial of Joan of Arc in this dungeon that heroin was threatened with torture in the presence of his judges, but it is in another tower, now defunct, that it was locked.
Lien : http://www.rouen.fr/tour-jeanne-darc
_ Ou : http://www.tourjeannedarc.fr/
After three years of work, the Ceramics Museum today unveiled its new route permanent collections. The hotel Hocqueville, with superb scenery neoclassical regained its luster and warm atmosphere that immerses the visitor in an intimate setting to discover, on three levels of exposure, a history of European ceramic.
The Museum of Fine Arts houses one of the most prestigious public collections of France brings together paintings, sculptures, drawings and works of art from all schools of the fifteenth century to the present days.
The museum of Antiquities shelters collections include exceptional items, the Antiquity to the Renaissance, representing both regional productions and more distant cultures.
Lien : http://www.rouen-musees.com/
Ou : http://www.musees-haute-normandie.fr
Giverny is a French commune, located in the department of Eure and theregion Haute-Normandie.
Many things are to be visited.
The house and gardens of Claude Monet . The gardens have been awarded the remarkable garden. The property is subject to registration under the historical monuments from 6 April 1976.
The Giverny Museum of Impressionism exhibits original works of the biggest names of the impressionist movement, including the Giverny colony of painters and the valley of the Seine.
The former Hotel Baudy and rose , which met the painters;
The Church of St. Radegund subject of a registration under the Historic Monuments since 16 April 2009.
Claude Monet’s installation to Giverny
In 1883: Claude Monet settled in the village, in a house he rented and then bought in 1890. It alters the shape and completely redeveloping the orchard garden. It will dig in 1893, on an arm of the Epte, the lily pond beside which he painted the “Water Lilies”. Died on 5 December 1926 , he was buried in the cemetery adjoining the church
The Museum of Impressionism Giverny
Founded by Daniel J.Terra in 1992, the Museum of American Art Giverny created during the sixteen years of its existence, programming unprecedented exhibitions, publications, seminars, conferences, residencies art historians and artists on the theme of American art.
Some annual events
International Exhibition of pastels (PASTEL ART OF FRANCE in) every year in late May or early June.
Chamber music at Giverny (international festival of chamber music late August -early September )
Giverny Fesival, music festival, presents singer-songwriters September.
Normandy and the World , International Film Festival of Vernon (early July, the Museum of Impressionism ).
Liens : http://giverny.org
MONT SAINT MICHEL
Mont-Saint-Michel is a French commune located in the department of Manche and region Normandy named after an island rocky dedicated to St. Michael where now stands the abbey of Mont- Saint-Michel.
The « Wonder of the Western World » forms a tower in the heart of an immense bay invaded by the highest tides in Europe.
It was at the request of the Archangel Michel « chief of the celestial militia » that Aubert, Bishop of Avranches built and consecrated a small church on the 16th October 709. In 966 a community of Benedictines settled on the rock at the request of the Duke of Normandy and the pre-Romanesque church was built before the year one thousand.
Some places of visit
The Mount consecrated to St-Michel in 708 was one of the first place of cult for the Archangel Michel with the Gargan’s Mount. The abbey presents a big panorama of the medieval architecture from the XI to the XVI th century.
The parochial church: Consecrated to St-Pierre, it is a small edifice from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Lien : http://www.ot-montsaintmichel.com
Omaha Beach is the name used by the Allies during the Second World War to designate one of the five landing beaches of Normandy . Assigned to American troops, it is where the Allies lost the most troops which earned him the nickname “Bloody Omaha ”(Omaha, bloody) or” blood of the Beach . ”
The memorial of Omaha Beatch
Located on Omaha Beach itself, 300m from the beach the 1200m² museums showcases a large collection of uniforms, weapons, personal objects and vehicles. Dioramas, archival photographs maps and thematic signs, as well as a film featuring veterans’ testimonies, will guide you through the story of the D-day landings on Omaha and Pointe du Hoc.
The memorial of Caen
The Caen Memorial is a museum dedicated to the history of the xx th century and the idea came from Jean-Marie Girault since 1969 . The museum, whose theme is entirely turned towards peace , is located in France to Caen , a town near the beaches of the Allied landings of 6 June 1944 , which was then largely destroyed by Allied bombing during the Second World War .
Between Normandy countryside and the shores of the English Channel, Bayeux owes its fame to the landing beaches and extraordinary tapestry to the glory of William the Conqueror. Beyond these two glorious references Bayeux reveals beauty to its visitors: a preserved medieval city in the heart of Bessin, welcoming and festive.
The Alabaster Coast is located on the handle . It corresponds to the coastline of the Pays de Caux and constitutes almost the entire coastline of the Seine-Maritime. Between Tréport and Le Havre , stretches some 130 km long coastline in the world: Alabaster Coast landscape of chalky cliffs whose whiteness has the reputation and name.
The territory comprising sites nauticall Veulettes Sea , the Lake Caniel of Saint Valery en Caux and Veules the Roses has been labeled “Station Nautique” by association ” France Station Nautique ”
Saint aubin sur mer
At the mouth of Dun, enjoy, at low tide the largest sandy beach of the Alabaster Coast.
All along the Alabaster Coast, cliff erosion is very active due to runoff and infiltration, alternate freezing and thawing crack chalk, waves at high tide that use the foot of the cliff, shock pebbles thrown during storms.
PONT DE NORMANDIE
Located at the estuary of the Seine between Le Havre and Honfleur, the Normandy Bridge is now one of the tourist attractions of the region. Studies began in 1987 and were followed by the work ended with the inauguration on 20 January 1995. Structure, which essentially is concrete, has a total length of 2141.25 m
Restaurant l’Armada Pont de Normandie: Located at the foot of the Normandy Bridge, you will be seduced by its gourmet restaurant air conditioned atmosphere reminiscent of old ships and panoramic views over the estuary of the Seine.