With its peaceful hedged farmland, Upper Normandy is a symbol of French art de vivre. Its enchanting seaside resorts have been immortalised by ...
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)
The work of Nicolas Poussin marked the birth of classicism in 17th century French painting. It was in the country, the synthesis of nature and ... history, that he reached the peak of his art.
Joan of Arc (1412-1431)
Joan of Arc, the heroine of the Hundred Years War, known as the Maid of Orléans, was from peasant stock and could neither read nor write. She was ... born in Domrémy in the Meuse.
Bertrand Du Guesclin (approx. 1320 – ... 1380)
A legendary figure of the One Hundred Years War, Bertrand du Guesclin, together with Joan of Arc, was the symbol of the national feeling developing in ... France.
Musée des beaux arts in Rouen
Do you have some spare time and an appetite for culture? If yes, then come and explore the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. 60 rooms house one of the ... most prestigious public collections in France. Showcasing the work of great talent from the 15th century to the present day, the museum attracts over 300,000 visitors each year.