Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Tour Jeanne d'Arc - Rouen ... June 2011

The Tour Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc Tower) is the last trace of a castle which was demolished at the end of the 16th century. Built at the beginning of the 13th century by Philippe Auguste, it was in this dungeon-tower in Rouen that Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) was imprisoned and threatened with torture in 1430. Her trial had been committed to the castle.

Sorry I have not really written much , but I am sure the pictures speak volumes!!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Sweet Treats of Rouen .......

We have Sweet/Chocolate shops in England


they never look as good as those in France ...

Above right (the one with the apple on top of the box) is
Le cadran du Gros Horloge
or the Gros Horloge chocolate clockface  ....

The Gros Horloge is Rouen’s signature monument and these chocolates do it justice –
inside the rich outer casing of chocolate is a melt in the mouth apple and calvados.

Les larmes de Jeanne d’Arc
Honoring one of the most iconic characters in the history of Rouen,
Tears of Joan of Arc are the best-selling specialties of the city.
Its oval shape gave its name to the toasted almond, caramel and
enrobed in dark chocolate.
Its cocoa ganache cover will delight all gourmands!

 Just look at these tools and the Formula 1 Car ....

Had to put this in :-)

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Delightful restaurant in Rouen .....June 2011

After Leesa and I checked in to our hotel,
we ventured out for a meal and a walk.
We went to
a delightful
little Italian place.

I cannot find a menu online,
but I can guarantee it was DELICIOUS..


Please click on first photo to enlarge......
 What could be better .....
Eating Italian


In France!!!!