Sunday, January 5, 2014

European Adventure 2012: St. Joan of Arc in Rouen, France

We started our next day's adventure with breakfast at our hotel.  The fresh strawberries and apple juice were Peter's favorites.  Cheers!
Next, we picked up our rental car and traveled to the little city of Rouen, France.  Rouen is the location of St. Joan of Arc's martyrdom.  A church was built near the site of her martyrdom.  The church was locked up, but we explored the gardens outside and asked for the intercession of this heroic young woman.

The sign below marks the location where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake on May 30, 1431.

 Rouen was a charming, picture perfect little town!  We enjoyed doing a bit of exploring and souvenir shopping before grabbing a bite to eat at a local café.  We ate delicious sandwiches on French bread (of course!) filled with lunchmeat, cheeses, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and butter!  Yum!  And instead of chips or fries for a side, our sandwich was accompanied by a flaky, sweet pastry.  Double yum!

Peter posed for a photo with St. Joan of Arc to wrap up our visit to Rouen!  He was so happy to have a break from his car seat during this stop!  As you can see from the red marker drawn on his pants, he had gotten a little bored earlier during our morning drive.  God bless our sweet little pilgrim and all of the miles he's patiently traveled! 


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