So many graves
Jumieges is tiny and famous for “The most beautiful ruin in France”, the abbey. It is indeed rather lovely, all white and ruined among its green fields and trees. Just a short distance away is the Seine, quite a broad river here, very navigable, and as we ate on its banks one night an APT cruise boat passed by. Sitting in the last of the evening sun on the terrace of Auberge du Bac was delightful, though it quickly got chilly later. The warmth of late spring is is still to arrive here in France.
So the next day was set for a tour; Rouen and the cathedral front painted so many times by Monet; echoes of Joan of Arc of course and the medieval buildings of the city, plus a few other churches. Not all went to plan. The facade of the cathedral was under repair, there was an enormous crowd of worshippers for 10.30 mass on Sunday which was still going on well after midday, so the interior photographs were out of the question and the Jean d’Arc church was closed for lunch 12-2pm in very French fashion.
Rouen is a city with many medieval buildings, so a few photos, plus a market one of course.