Aître Saint-Maclou

186 rue Martainville 76000 ROUEN / Vallée de Seine

Located in the medieval neighbourhood of Rouen, capital city of Normandy, Saint Maclou Ossuary is an architectural gem that was reopened in July 2020 after several years of restoration. Free and unrestricted access, it is a place to visit, to enjoy a break but also the setting for cultural events. An unusual and symbolic feature: you can see a mummified cat found in the walls and now displayed behind a glass.

The history of this strange, yet exceptional site dates from the Great Plague of 1348, which killed three-fourths of the parish. The Aître St. Maclou was thus built as a plague cemetery. The building is now home to the Regional Fine Arts School. A glass case near the entrance contains a cat s skeleton that was found in the walls.

Cemetery, Archeological site, Renaissance, Official historical monument of France (MHC)

Archeology, History


All year
Every day 09:00 - 19:00

Facilities : Bar, cafeteria, tea room, Restaurant
Services : Shop, Restaurant with baby equipment, Bicycle parking
Activities available on site : Temporary exhibitions, Specific theme activities, Sound and Light, Specific theme activities

Private visits

The visit lasts approximately : 45 min

Audio-guide available in : French, English, German, Spanish, Italian


Base rate - full rate adult to 7.00€
Audio guide to 5.00€
Audio guide to 3.00€

Methods of payment : Carte bleue, Holiday vouchers, Cash

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