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A great city to wonder around in

Hey beautiful and charming city. Rouen is the capital of Normandy and is a must-see city. It is a... read more

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Manuel B
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Wonderful City Center

Going to Rouen was a last minute decision and thank goodness we explored the city. Gorgeous winding... read more

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76000, Rouen, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hey beautiful and charming city. Rouen is the capital of Normandy and is a must-see city. It is a blend of old and new. Contemporary department stores, as well as winding cobblestone streets with quaint shops. There are many historical sites to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to Rouen was a last minute decision and thank goodness we explored the city. Gorgeous winding tiny old streets. Unique shops and cafes. Wish I had more time to explore the city center.

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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

One of the must visit places in Rouen, capital of Normandy region. Cobbled stones and lots of shops in the old town. We arrived on a Sunday and there were stalls along the roads. Pleasant area with old buildings and lots of photo opportunities here.

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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Rouen's old city Centre is a charming mix of new and old. The contrast between present day and post WW2 damage is amazing.

Thank SteveB15
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Strolled about medieval streets which are pedestrian friendly and many cafes,churches & half-timbered houses and very old buildings interspersed with modern shops.

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

T'he vist centre of Rouen is resolt nice. It has been smarly reconstructed qfter ww2. Plenty of narrow street with Domènech local shops.

Thank PhileasFoggdelBorn
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This area is the Old town of Rouen and is worth visiting and wandering the streets and the old building. No straight streets here! Lots of good photo ops!

Thank djhallett
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to come to rouen to watch the place that jeanne d’arc was burned. I walked in the old town of rouen and it was just amazing, rue de gros horloge is amazing and so is the horloge itself and the old roman...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

This small town is surprisingly beautiful and well worth a visit, the architecture is amazing with lots to see

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We walked around for hours just looking at the old building and narrow streets. It was fascinating.History at every turn.

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31 July 2018|
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Response from kitfoxdave2 | Reviewed this property |
You will likely not need to. We were just there with large crowds in early July, and got right in with a wait of maybe 15 minutes. August is crazy... but September is very nice! Much smaller crowds and you can see it a... More
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
Gee, I would not try to drive to Giverny, spend time there, then head to Rouen - it's a lot of driving, not giving you much time at Giverny & Rouen. I would consider just doing Rouen - it's a good sized city and there's... More
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Response from MaryL491 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, it was a short walk from the Seine to the Cathedral, perhaps four blocks, and the old town square was about six or seven blocks further. There was relatively limited vehicle traffic--everybody was on foot, the... More