Joan of Arc's House

Orléans, France

Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d'Arc, (1412-1431) was a national heroine of France and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. She asserted that she had visions from God which told her to recover her homeland from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. Also known as the Maid of Orléans, she (according a legend) liberated city of Orléans from the siege of English in 1429.

Today there is a small museum dedicated to Orléans's favorite mademoiselle. The house is a 20th century reproduction of the half-timbered 15th century house where Joan of Arc stayed during her heroics. The original house was much modified, but then destroyed by bombing in 1940. The first floor has temporary exhibitions, and the second and third floors contain Joan-related models and memorabilia.

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Liliana Suarez (2 months ago)
It's just a movie that you can see inside
Oksana Sukhenko (9 months ago)
This is a place where Jeanne d'Arc stayed for 10 days in 1423. Restaurated , but still looks very fragile
Andrew Mauger (9 months ago)
Thorough rendition of the story on audiovisual and catered to English (and other i think) speakers with headphones. Animation was a bit dated.
Andreas Long (11 months ago)
Absolute scam. A fake house constructed on a site that Joan of Arc probably never even visited. €6 for a 10 minute video you can find on YouTube, in French with a dodgy English translation headset that feeds back loudly in your ear every 10 seconds. Relatively small info board that’s all in French anyway, clueless person at the front desk, you can’t even go upstairs into the house and see the archives without an appointment. Absolute joke, don’t waste your money. They say you can use the ticket in other museums but what use is that if you’ve already done them?? AVOID.
Kemal Can (2 years ago)
Very nice architecture, loved the exterior. Inside you find a multimedia room.
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