Normandy is a country of peaceful rural landscapes, green meadows, beautiful Gothic castles and ancient legends. This is the land of the famous William the Conqueror, who practically laid the foundation for the history of neighboring England as a state. In Norman Rouen, the legendary Maid of Orleans, Joan of Arc, was convicted and executed. Nowadays, an elegant temple stands next to the place of her burning.
The streets of Rouen are a real museum of Gothic architecture. Several hundred houses have been built here in the magnificent “flaming Gothic” style. The exquisite facades and spires of the Palace of Justice, decorated with fine stone lace, and the incredible stained-glass windows of Rouen Cathedral delight even people who are indifferent to architectural beauty.