The Joan of Arc Memorial Cross is located in Rouen in France in the location where Joan of Arc, the Catholic saint, patron saint of France and solider was burnt at the stake on 30 May 1431.
Joan of Arc was an important figure in the Hundred Years’ War and is said to have been inspired by the voice of God to rid her native France of the English. From freeing fortresses to entire cities such as Paris and Reims, Joan of Arc played a vital role in the war. However, in 1430, Joan was captured and sold to the English.
Joan of Arc was tried and convicted of heresy, leading to her being executed.
In 1456, a court led by Pope Calixtus III posthumously reversed the conviction. Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonised in 1920.
The Joan of Arc Memorial Cross is an iron construct found at the Eglise Jeanne d’Arc.
The Joan of Arc Memorial Cross is located outside Eglise Jeanne d’Arc in Rouen, in Normandy. Rouen is approx. 130km northwest of Paris along the A13 and around 120km southwest of Amiens. Frequent trains run between Rouen and other French cities inc. Paris (St. Lazare), Le Havre and Marseilles. From Paris, the train journey takes 1 – 1.5 hours.
The Joan of Arc Memorial Cross can be viewed at all times.
The Joan of Arc Memorial, Place du Vieux Marché, 76000 Rouen, France
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