Art: Repair at Rouen

Ever since the 13th Century, when they started to build it, the people of the French city of Rouen have taken a mighty pride in their gothic cathedral. Architecturally, it is too much of a hodgepodge to rank with the cathedrals of Chartres, Amiens or Reims. But Rouen's delicately detailed Butter Tower,* fine sculptures and stained glass are among the prides of France. The largest of its great bells was named for Joan of Arc, who was brought to Rouen for imprisonment and trial, was burned in 1431 near the cathedral in Rouen's market...

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