Things to see and do - Rouen
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Rouen Travel guide
Rouen : Michelin's recommendations
Rouen is the capital of Haute-Normandie and owes everything to its advantageous location on the road from Paris to the sea. Bursting with history, it has an abundance of atmosphere. A remarkable restoration programme has revitalised its narrow winding streets, bordered by beautiful wood-fronted houses. Several excellent museums, one of France’s greatest Gothic cathedrals, and an attractive valley setting complete the picture, making Rouen a veritable treasure beyond compare.
Tourist attractions Rouen : Things to see and do
F - 76000 Rouen
Start your tour of Old Rouen from the cathedral and rue St-Romain, lined with old half-timbered houses. It leads to the church of St-Maclou (1437-1517). A little further on, the Aître St-Maclou and its macabre Dance of Death in the courtyard is one o..
Place de la Cathédrale F - 76000 Rouen
Begun in the 12C, rebuilt in the 13C following a fire, embellished in the 15C and again in the 16C, this is one of the most attractive French Gothic creations. Its nave with eleven bays covered with a superb six-part vault and the lantern tower give ..
1 espl. Marcel-Duchamp F - 76000 Rouen
Renovated in 1992, this museum charts European art from the 15C to the early 20C. Particular strongpoints include 17C-19C French painting (Poussin, Jacques Stella, Deshays, Fragonard, Ingres, Géricault) Impressionism (Café interior by Caillebotte, Do..
3 Rue Jean Lecanuet F - 76000 Rouen
The Hotel Bonaparte is located in the city centre of Rouen, the capital of Normandy, just in front of the city hall. Its rooms are serviced by a lift and offer satellite TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. A buffet breakfast with pastries, cold meats..
52 Rue Des Carmes F - 76000 Rouen
This low-cost hotel is situated in the heart of Rouen historic centre, in the shopping district between Palais des Congrès and Palais de Justice. It offers free Wi-Fi. All soundproofed rooms at the Hotel Des Arcades are equipped with a desk and a te..
12 Rue Saint Romain F - 76000 Rouen
Prix Prices from : 80 €
Set just 50 metres from the Rouen Cathedral, in the heart of the city's historic centre, this hotel has a timber-framed façade dating from the 17th century. Guests are invited to enjoy afternoon tea on the patio. All of the individually decorated ro..
5 pl. de la République F - 76000 Rouen
Red and black tones, Starck furniture - a designer restaurant on the waterfront. Creating fine market sourced cuisine, the proprietor here is passionate about his ingredients. Fine choice of wines, especially Bordeaux.
9 quai de la Bourse F - 76000 Rouen
A stylish and elegant setting on the banks of the River Seine. Gilles Tournadre, the dedicated and inventive chef, admirably showcases the very best of Norman produce without unnecessary fuss.
26 rampe Cauchoise F - 76000 Rouen
Judicious blending of flavours, freshness and finesse: the chef learned his skills from some of the great names. His individualistic, market based cuisine is delightful. Unpretentious, contemporary decor.
7 pl. Barthélémy F - 76000 Rouen
This restaurant is a real old picture-postcard of Normandy. It is set in a half-timbered house at the foot of the beautiful stone filigree of the Église St Maclou. At the helm, Laure proclaims "no freezer here!" She makes everything herself..
pl. de la Rougemare F - 76000 Rouen
Scallops with Jerusalem artichokes, crème caramel with salted butter... This former umbrella factory is now the setting for fine contemporary cuisine. Impressive choice of wines.
4 passage Maurice-Lenfant F - 76000 Rouen
'Odas' is an acronym based on Olivier Da Silva but also a reference to the audacity this young chef has demonstrated by moving into this lovely 16C Gothic mansion, in late 2013, where he serves creative cuisine. His inspirations? Local and seasonal i..