What looks like a quiet half timbered tucked away courtyard is a fascinating Plague burial ground, decorated with macabre death carvings and 'Dance of Death' statues. Spend a few minutes reading a guide book to fully appreciate it.
Your trip to Rouen can not be complete if you don't visit this place. If you don't have your guide get one to fully understand where you are standing up... an untouched place that's been up since the Middle ages.
You learn a lot in history class, then there are the parts that they just don't have time to tell us about. On a walking tour through Rouen, we visited the Plague Cemetery, one of two, we were told, that exist in France, this being the best. Fascinating learning about the plague and how people dealt with it and what... 更多
When walking south on Rue Damiette make a left onto Rue Martainville (there is a "Walsheim" restaurant on the corner) walk a bit until you see a garage or carriage house-type opening (it is not the first one you come to; that is the back yard of businesses and residences). You will see a nondescript and unceremonious arrow pointing into... 更多
Given its history as a burial place for those dying in the plague this area has a serenity as well as a charm among the beautifully carved buildings. It is not easy to find but very much worth the search.
This burial site is hard to find but worth the effort. The corpses from the plague were treated with lye and then the bones were stacked in the second story (I don’t think that you can see the bones ). The most interesting parts were the carvings on the beams around the square and the dead shrunken cat in the... 更多
For some reason it is kind of peaceful. This site is an old roman villa turned into a house for dying during the plague epidemic. Later it became graveyard and even a boarding school. Can be a bit hard to find.
Our first time in Rouen we accidentally ended up here by strawling through the city centre. The aitre is not really promoted, there are no signs. Or we missed these completely. The second time, years later, we knew that it was near the Saint Maclou Church, first part of Rue Géricault, following Rue du Rosier. It is a bit morbid,... 更多
Most times of the day, the Aitre St-Maclou is still the same eerie place that it was the last time we were there, for the most part. But the center of the square is now full of equipment, some of which appears to be an art installation of some kind. And for the summer, a sequence of theater performances is... 更多