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Why Go on a Tour of Rouen

Traveling France is indeed a memorable experience and an absolute European must-do. If you decided to explore the beautiful French north with its fascinating rural landscapes, green meadows, beautiful Gothic castles, and mysterious ancient legends, you should definitely make Rouen a part of your Normandy itinerary.

Set on the banks of the Seine, Rouen is considered to be the gem of northern France due to its incredible architecture and rich past.

The streets of Rouen can be called a real open-air museum of Gothic architecture with beautifully preserved fachwerk timber houses, refined facades, and sharp spires.

Take a walk around the city's Old Market Square which witnessed the execution of Joan of Arc. Stop by the Gros-Horloge, the 14th-century astronomical clock, and admire the breathtaking delicate stone lace of the Palace of Justice facades. See the marvelous stained glass windows of the gorgeous Rouen Cathedral which is able to mesmerize even the ones indifferent to architectural beauty.

It is no surprise that Rouen served as a source of inspiration for many creators, as such, during his stay in Rouen, Gustave Flaubert wrote his famous novel "Madame Bovary", while Claude Monet created the famous series of impressionistic landscapes. So, be sure, the historic capital of Normandy is ready to unveil an impressive bunch of outstanding sights and pleasant surprises you'll definitely want to experience during your saturated Rouen trip.

Top 3 Things to Do in Rouen

  • See the Notre-Dame Cathedral portrayed on Monet's paintings
  • Check the time on Rouen's unique Astronomical Clock
  • Traverse the old town of Rouen and its cobblestone streets

France tour packages featuring Rouen

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11 days3 cities
FranceFrance:Paris, Bayeux, Rouen

Choose the best way to visit the "City of Light" and Normandy region. Explore France in 11 days on a private tour with professional guides, top centrally located hotels, and the most interesting destinations included.