The next day, descending a very steep hill, we dined at Fleury1, after riding five leagues down St. Catherine2 , to Rouen, which affords a goodly prospect, to the ruins of that chapel and mountain. This country so abounds with wolves that a shepherd whom we met, told us one of his companions was strangled by one of them the day before, and that in the midst of his flock. The fields are mostly planted with pears and apples, and other cider fruits. It is plentifully furnished with quarries of stone and slate, and hath iron in abundance.

“Profil de la ville de Rouen” by Israël Silvestre. 1650. Source: BNF.


  1. Probably Fleury-sur-Andelle -GS 

  2. St Catherine’s hill overlooks Rouen -GS