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Rouen Courthouse, visit

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Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Palace of Justice in Rouen
36, rue aux Juifs
76000, Rouen

FRANCE


Mood : To learn

Additional Information
Visit the Parliament (exterior only)

Visit the Jewish monument (interior) every Tuesday at 3pm, 18 people maximum

Visiting hours may change without notice

Information from the tourist office in Rouen + 33 (0) 2 32 08 32 40 ou E mail

Description

Masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

A former parliament of Normandy, the Palace of Justice in Rouen is one of the largest and most beautiful achievements of civil architecture in the late Middle Ages.

Built from 1499 on the ruins of the old Jewish quarter of Rouen, it housed both the Parloir Bourgeois and the Exchequer of Normandy (High Court judiciary and treasury) in the west wing, the oldest part.

On the first floor of the Palais du Marché Neuf, lies the majestic Hall of Prosecutors where the court employees worked. The table upon which Pierre Corneille pleaded his cases when he was a lawyer is still in place. The former parliament of Normandy now houses the Palace of Justice and the Court of Assizes.

In the nineteenth century the building was extended to Rue Jeanne d'Arc and Socrates.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Palace of Justice in Rouen
36, rue aux Juifs
76000, Rouen

FRANCE



Mood : To learn