Things to see and do - Rouen
Unmissable tourist sites
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
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
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
Renovated in 1994, this vast and rich museum offers a comprehensive overview of European artistic production from the 15C to the present day. Particular strongpoints include 17C-19C French painting (Poussin, Jacques Stella, Deshays, Fragonard, Ingres..
33 Place Des Carmes F - 76000 Rouen
Hotel des Carmes is located in the historic centre of Rouen, close to the cathedral, and offers free Wifi Internet access. Hotel des Carmes welcomes you in a 19th-century townhouse and features 12 comfortable rooms with a flat-screen TV and a privat..
12 Rue Saint Romain F - 76000 Rouen
Prix Prices from : 50 €
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 in a room leading onto the patio. All of the indiv..
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. Some of..
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.
110 rue St Hilaire F - 76000 Rouen
Stopping off for a meal here is highly recommended as culinary sparks fly at no 110! Generosity, exacting standards, and inspiration. The young chef, Thomas Lemelle, has talent and his creations are nothing short of little wonders. The menu changes r..
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.
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..
35 rue Percière F - 76000 Rouen
Corneille was right when he said that "valour does not depend on age": Rodolphe is the proof. At barely 20, the chef turns out precise and well-made seasonal dishes, in which the ingredients are the main focus. He keeps routine at bay, regu..
7 place Barthélémy F - 76000 Rouen
This half-timbered house at the foot of the stunning sculpted stone of the Église St Maclou is a picture-postcard image of old Normandy. Chef Laure makes everything in-house and has no shortage of ideas (look no further than her Normandy-style bouill..
2 place 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.