Place du Vieux Marché

sights / Squares & plazas

Lonely Planet review

Rue du Gros Horloge runs from the cathedral west to this square, where 19-year-old Joan of Arc was executed for heresy in 1431. Dedicated in 1979, the thrillingly bizarre Église Jeanne d'Arc , with its fish-scale exterior, marks the spot where Joan was burned at the stake. The church's soaring modernist interior, lit by some marvellous 16th-century stained glass, is well worth a look.