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Rouen

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime

Rouen - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime
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Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, is a City of Art and History with an important architectural and religious heritage. Nicknamed the “city of a hundred spires”, it offers visitors a wealth of places of interest, including the Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, Saint-Maclou church, a wonderful example of Flamboyant Gothic style, and the 14th-century Saint-Ouen abbey church. The Aître Saint-Maclou, a former charnel house, is a quiet and mysterious place with an internal courtyard planted with trees and timber-framed buildings with macabre decorative details.

Very picturesque, the streets of the old districts, lined with old half-timbered houses, are the perfect place for a stroll. The Damiette, Martainville, and Saint Romanesque streets are particularly rich in timber-framed houses. The Vieux-Marché square is where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Today, the Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc church is a very original modern building that sits in the centre of the square.

The Fine Art museum (Musée des Beaux Arts) houses collections of paintings from the 16th to 20th centuries. A ceramics museum is also open to the public.

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Rouen

Sa situation géographique, son histoire, ses traditions, ses spécialités gastronomiques.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

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Normandy Impressionist Festival
Since 2010, Impressionism has had its own festival! April / May / June / July / August / September 2017

Photos

Projection Museum of Fine Arts 2010
Projection Museum of Fine Arts 2010
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View of the Cathedral of Our Lady (© Benoit Beal)
View of the Cathedral of Our Lady (© Benoit Beal)
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