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Rouen Travel Guide: 471 reviews and 1,169 photos

Welcome to the fantastic Medieval town of Rouen.

Rouen was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th century to the 15th century. It is in Rouen that the English burnt Joan of Arc in 1431. The town was heavily damaged during World War II.

You must spend a full day to discover all the beauty of this town: the wonderful Cathedrale Notre Dame which was the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet; the Gros Horloge; the Gothic Church of Saint Maclou; the Church of Saint Ouen and the Place du Vieux Marché with the modern church of Saint Joan of Arc.

Enjoy your visit!!

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  • In a nutshell:The town with wonderful Medieval churches and houses
  • Last visit to Rouen: Aug 2006
  • Intro Written Sep 27, 2006
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  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Wonderful Rouen tips and pics - maybe we shoulkd just go to Rouen instead of Mont St Michel? Decisions, decisions....

  • Jan 15, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Excellent architecture of the church

  • La_Holandesa's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2007 at 1:22 PM

    Buon fine settimana Cris!!!! :-) Rouen & the Notre Dame , beautiful city!! Nice page here! :o)

  • May 5, 2007 at 8:05 AM

    Loved your colurful pictures of the stained glass windows. But could you plz tell me where in Rouen I could find it.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2007 at 7:53 PM

    Impressive cathedral and Place du Vieux-Marché! I like half-timbered houses a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 3:10 PM

    Glad to see that some of those attractive Maisons a Colombage survived the wartime destruction. Fine photos of the stained glass windows in your two travelogues.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2007 at 9:48 PM

    fantastic info and great photos here . ;-)

  • 1courage's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2006 at 2:42 PM

    Da pensare che vi sono 3 cattedrali cosi` belle (secondo me anche le due chiese la sono) in una citta`, mi lascia a bocca aperta. (Ma dove sono gli interni delle altre due, eh?:) )


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