He then moved to the Cathedral Square, where he works on the western façade from three different vantage points. In particular, he set up shop on the second floor of the Finance Office, a lingerie store in Monet’s day. Today, this monument is the tourist information office of Rouen Tourism (currently under construction for renovation).
It is from this building, where the view of the stone lace of the Cathedral is incomparable, that the artist painted his Cathedralsmost luminous and colorful. He himself speaks of red and golden motifs.