Aître St-Maclou

Aître St-Maclou information

Location
Rouen , France
Address
186 rue Martainville
Opening hours
9am-6pm
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Decorated with lurid woodcarvings of skulls, crossbones, gravediggers’ tools and hourglasses (a reminder that your time, my friend, is running out), this macabre ensemble of half-timbered buildings was used for centuries as a cemetery for plague victims. Built between 1526 and 1533, it now houses Rouen’s École des Beaux-Arts (fine arts school).