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Welcome to Rouen, the Historical Capital of Normandy which opens its doors and heart to you.

Founded by the ancients Romans in 56 BC it was proclaimed capital of Normandy in 911 by Rollon chiefs of Vikings who conquered this land.

palais de justice de rouen

Rouen has preserved much of its historical centre which is now largely composed of pedestrian streets.

As you walk through the historical centre, past half timbered houses, discover architectural treasures for example Gothic monuments like the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palais de Justice.


cathedrale-rouen Cathédrale de Rouen
rouen gros horloge

 St Ouen Abbey, Saint Maclou Church  or Renaissance style monuments like the Gros Horloge, Saint Maclou Ossuary and the Bourgtheroulde Mansion. Or you can also follow in the steps of  William the Conqueror, Richard the Lion Heart, Joan of Arc, Monet some of the many characters who have been part of Rouen’s history.

Fine Arts museum An outstanding collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures is complemented by furniture and other art objects.

Paintings by Caravaggio, Velázquez, Delacroix, Géricault, Modigliani, Monet and Sisley are amongst the most famous.

 Chapelle 11ème  cathedrale - Rouen   rues de Rouen  Hôtel particulier    

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