Visit the thyme-covered mound in the square where Joan of Arc burned at the stake (place du Vieux-Marche) in 1431 while the English had control of Rouen from 1431 - 1449. City Tours: A good way to get a feel for Rouen is to take one of its walking city tours (you can sign up at the city's tourist office -- see Hanging Around). Its Tour de Beurre houses 56 bells and the iron and bronze Tour Lanterne (Lantern Tower) raises majestically almost 500 feet/150m above. (00 1 (213) 210 2427) Count on approximately (58 euros) for a one-day economy-car rental. There's plenty to see and do if you want to spend the day in the area and everything you need is close at hand.Over the centuries, great devastation came to Rouen -- including 45 major fires in the first half of the 13th century. Inside, you'll find lots of guide books and you can sign up for a two-hour guided city tour every day at p.m. Another option for a tour past charming half-timbered houses and Gothic churches is Petit Train. It's a 45-minute guided tour in French and English through all the tourist areas of the city. (esplanade Marcel Duchamp; 02 35 71 28 40) At the Musee de la Ceramique, the speciality is a collection of 17th- and 18th-century red-hued earthenware (faience) and the chinoiserie collection that dates back to 1699. Check out the Booksellers' Stairway to see the stained glass window dating back to the 16th century. Major brands such as Hertz and Avis are in Rouen, but can cost twice as much as Argus. The terminal offers telephones, a small coffee shop and currency exchange.Travel Guard offers a high number of travel insurance plans, including package plans, travel medical plans, medical evacuation, and travel accident plans, to fit many traveler types. The Bottom Line: Travel Guard has over 20 years industry experience and is a strong leader in the travel insurance industry.Plus, optional coverage is available to customize most plans to your needs. They offer a high number of plans to choose from, including single trip and annual plans plus travel medical plans.
Tropez-style of those at the resort town of Pointe du Bout to Pointe des Salines and St.Martinique is one of the few islands that still grows sugarcane and bananas in the rolling fields of its central section.It's got an enormously respected reputation for producing unique and refined rums.The ' Praying' singer's fashion sense has always been bold, but she's transformed into a bright butterfly reflective of her new album title, ' Rainbow.' Click through the gallery to see her latest bold choices.This luxurious and laid-back south coast hideaway ranks among Cornwall’s very best hotels thanks to superb food, stellar service, gently madcap design and remarkable sea views.WWII destroyed all its bridges, many of its spires, and much of the area between the cathedral and the quais -- resulting in the city being almost entirely rebuilt in the years since the end of the war. - 6 p.m.; October - April: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. It runs daily from April to October, departing every hour from 10 a.m. Musee des Beaux-Arts is great for perusing an outstanding collection of Impressionist paintings, including a Monet of the cathedral. Richard the Lion-Hearted is entombed in the Chapelle de la Vierge. There are buses to and from Rouen to other towns like Honfleur and Deauville. Taxis are readily available outside the entrance to take you to the city's center (a ten-minute ride or 25-minute walk). Currency exchange can be made in most banks, post offices and train stations.