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Rouen is the city of Joan of Arc. She was executed here in 1431 and many monuments are found here to her, such as the modern church of Joan of Arc, a museum describing her life, and the tower where she was threatened. It is a town with many remaining half-timbered buildings covered over in many places as fire hazards.  Its Notre Dame Cathedral was a favorite subject of the painter, Monet. I found the medieval necropolis of Aitre Saint Maclou very compelling.

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