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Rouen is a cultured city with enough museums and churches to quench the thirst of the most dedicated tourist!  You'll probably recognise La Cathedrale Notre-Dame - the Gothic masterpiece that has been the focus of many a Monet painting.  The old quarter has a high number of half-timbered houses which surround Rue des Carmes with its smart shops and cafes.   

Rouen was captured by the English during the Hundred Year's War and it was in Place du Vieux Marche that Joan of Arc was tried and burned at the stake.  Here you'll find the Eglise Jeanne d'Arc which contains some fantastic stained-glass.  To continue the Joan of Arc trail, you may want to visit La Tour Jeanne d'Arc (one of eight towers that used to encircle the city) and where she was imprisoned before her execution.

Rouen can be easily visited from Paris in a day and also serves as a handy stopover on the way to Monet's home in Giverny!

What to See - Rouen Attractions

Musee Claude Monet
Giverny, 27620
visit Monet's home and much painted gardens
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)2 32 51 28 21

Theatre des Arts
Office de tourisme, 25 Place de la Cathedrale, Rouen 76000
the Opera de Normandie play here from September to June
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tickets at tourist office | Tel: +33 (0)2 32 08 32 40

Cinema Le Melville
rue St-Etienne, Rouen 76000
undubbed films shown here
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 32 76 73 21

Musee de la Ceramique
Hotel d'Hocqueville, 1 rue de Faucon, Rouen 76000
a large collection of Rouen's faience pottery on display here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)2 35 07 31 74

Musee le Secq des Tournelles
Rue Jacques-Villon, Rouen 76000
a wrought ironwork museum with all sorts of exhibits
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)2 35 88 42 92

Musee Flaubert
51 rue de Lecat, Rouen 76000
visit the childhood home of Gustave Flaubert where you'll see his trademark - the stuffed green parrot!
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)2 35 15 59 95

Musee des Beaux Arts
Square Verdrel, Rouen 76000
masterpieces by Caravaggio and Velazquez housed in this well presented art mueum
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)2 35 71 28 40

Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Place de la Cathedrale, Rouen 76000
Monet's favourite cathedral and Gothic masterpiece

Eglise St-Ouen
Rue de la Republique, Rouen 76000
a Gothic abbey church with some impressive stained-glass

Eglise St-Maclou
Place Bathelemy, Rouen 76000
a highly decorated Gothic church built between 1437 & 1521