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Aitre St-Maclou

184 rue Martainville, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 71 71 72
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Awesome and macabre! Medieval at its best

Plague cemetery! But wait, it is way cool! Take time to read the books on the site, then spend time... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BorregoSailor
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Borrego Springs, California
The old burial ground. A historic treasure

A lot of work still goes on here, but a visit to the courtyard where mass graves were dug near the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RobertMBE2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Former house used for the bodies of plague victims and current site of Rouen's Fine Art Academy.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tucked away” (6 reviews)
“burial site” (5 reviews)
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184 rue Martainville, 76000, Rouen, France
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+33 2 35 71 71 72

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Plague cemetery! But wait, it is way cool! Take time to read the books on the site, then spend time checking out the carvings all around. Wickedly wonderful. Do not miss the 500 year old preserved dead black cat just on the left as you...More

Thank BorregoSailor
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of work still goes on here, but a visit to the courtyard where mass graves were dug near the St Maclou church for,plague victims, with an ossuary above to make space for later burials. Fascinating carvings

Thank RobertMBE2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An eerie visit to the St Maclou Atrium brought us face to face with a mummified cat and the human skeletons of victims from the plague. Bones from the 14th and 16th centuries were dug up, including those of children. We watched with morbid curiosity...More

Thank jillalex
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It is indeed a fancy place: beautiful architecture made of wooden beams and stone, a central courtyard with a couple of trees … it is quiet but at the same time it is hard to imagine that this was an ossuary (upper galleries were stuffed...More

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 27 March 2017

It is a small square with very old buildings. The visit is very short since there is not much to see (just walking around the place) but it's very interesting, and gives you spooky feeling actually. Pay attention to the visiting hours, as it's not...More

Thank aruenka
Reviewed 29 October 2016

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.

1  Thank Irayna O
Reviewed 26 October 2016

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.

1  Thank Sara V
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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...More

1  Thank pitufo00
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This ancient ossuary was certainly once a great historical site - but seemed to have truly fallen on hard times at the time of our visit. Graffiti - windows broken and papered over. Still a remarkable half-timbered structure.

1  Thank BlueHenFlyer
Reviewed 21 September 2016

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...More

3  Thank flaneur40
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