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  • 1 Museum of Fine Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 2 Notre-Dame cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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 ..

  • 3 Sainte-Catherine area Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D95 F - 76000 Rouen

    The panorama across the curve of the river, it bell-towers and the whole of Rouen is enthralling.

  • 4 Old Rouen Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 5 Abbey Route Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    F - 76000 Rouen

    To the west of Rouen, a series of abbeys lie along the meandering River Seine. The abbey church of St-Georges-de-Boscherville is a pure example of Norman Romanesque. More evidence of the "Benedictine flowering" of the 11C can be seen at Jum..

  • 6 Parliament of Normandy - Rouen Courthouse Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    36 r. aux Juifs F - 76000 Rouen

    This splendid 1C building was built for the Exchequer of Normandy (Court of Justice). The façade was decorated with a concern for gradation, typical of Renaissance designs behind which lies a forest of sculpted stonework, starting with a large stairc..

  • 7 St-Maclou Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Barthélémy F - 76000 Rouen

    This is a seductive Gothic Flamboyant style church built between 1437 and 1517. Two of the three doorways frame Renaissance doors. Inside, there is an organ case to see (1521), which is trimmed with wood and which is supported by columns by Jean Gouj..

  • 8 Aître St-Maclou Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    184-186 Rue Martainville F - 76000 Rouen

    The court is surrounded by wooden panelled buildings with funerary elements such as a depiction of a macabre dance, a frieze decorated with sculls and leg bones etc., This is the relic of a mass grave of plague victims from the Middle Ages. Now a sch..

  • 9 St-Ouen Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    27 r. Victor-Hugo F - 76000 Rouen

    This old abbatial of the 14th century is remarkable in terms of its size and is one of the most delightful high Gothic churches. The building of this church was started in 1318 and finally completed in the 16th century. You will notice the chevet, th..

  • 10 Ceramics Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 r. Faucon F - 76000 Rouen

    Housed in the 17C d'Hocqueville residence, this museum has an extensive collection of local ceramics from the 14C to the 19C. Don't miss the celestial and terrestrial globes by Pierre Chapelle, important Sèvres pieces, the attractive series of busts ..

  • 11 Le Secq des Tournelles Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    r. Jacques-Villon F - 76000 Rouen

    This ironwork museum, situated in the Flamboyant-style church of St Laurent has a fine collection dating from the 3C to the 19C. Larger items such as balconies and stair rails are displayed, along with locksmithing items from the Gallo-Roman period t..

  • 12 Rue St-Romain Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Romain F - 76000 Rouen

    This street is famous for its half timbered houses from the 15 to 18C and the spire of Saint-Maclou church which is silhouetted in line with the road.

  • 13 Rue du Gros-Horloge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Gros-Horloge F - 76000 Rouen

    This is the most evocative street, and the liveliest in Old Rouen. Large cobbled streets and old wood panelled houses give it an old fashioned charm. This street is straddled by a Renaissance archway off the large Clock-tower with a unique hand, and ..

  • 14 St-Godard Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Godard F - 76000 Rouen

    this late 15C building is certainly worthy of a detour simply for its stained glass windows. The one depicting the Jesse Tree dates from 1506.

  • 15 Old-Market square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Vieux-Marché F - 76000 Rouen

    It was in this square that Joan of Arc was tortured on the 30th of May 1431, The place is marked by a «Cross of restoration». This square accommodates a new covered market. The église Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc and a national monument.

  • 16 Seine-Maritime Regional Antiquities Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    198 r. Beauvoisine F - 76000 Rouen

    Occupying a 17C former convent, this museum dedicated to local history has a collection covering the Prehistoric to the 19C (12C-13C enamels, 5C-6C ivories, wood carvings and the famous Stags Tapestry). Antiquity is represented by its Gallo-Roman col..

  • 17 Rue Martainville Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Martainville F - 76000 Rouen

    This street has kept some interesting half timbered houses from the 15 to 18C. It also has a pretty Renaissance fountain at the corner the façade of Saint-Maclou church.

  • 18 Rue Damiette Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Damiette F - 76000 Rouen

    This old street bordered with half-timbered houses offers a beautiful view of the central tower of Saint-Ouen church.

  • 19 Musée national de l'Éducation Interesting

    Museums and art

    185 r. Eau-de-Robec F - 76000 Rouen

    This museum (temporary exhibitions on the theme of childhood) is set out in a half-timbered house with encorbelled storeys said to be by the Four Aymon brother It was an old meeting House

  • 20 Rue Ganterie Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Ganterie F - 76000 Rouen

    Half-timbered houses flank this charming street. Near Cauchoise Square it changes its name to Ruedes Bons Enfants which is lined with half-timbered houses. At number 22 there are some sculpted figures of people.

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