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If you like food, art, and architecture you will feel right at home in Rouen. You can find this historical capital right in the heart of Upper Normandy. Being located on the banks of the beautiful Seine River, Rouen is an easy launchpad for exploring the French countryside, and picturesque areas like Connelles and Val-de-Reuil can be found just around the corner. Walking through Rouen is like walking through history. This is a city with an abundance of historic buildings, markets, and shops.

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

With its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass, this historic cathedral is Rouen's primary attraction. Inside the cathedral you can find the tomb of Richard the Lionheart. Notable trivia: the cathedral was struck by lightning several times over the centuries, resulting in various degrees of damage.
Adresse: 3 rue Saint Romain, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 71 85 65

Beaux-Arts Museum of Rouen

Founded by Napoleon I, the Beaux-Arts Museum of Rouen contains an extensive collections dating back to the 15th century, with its collection of paintings constituting particular interest. Some of the biggest names whose work adorns museum walls include celebrated masters such as Rubens, Van Dyck, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, David, Renoir, and, of course, Monet, who lived and worked in a village not too far from here.
Adresse: Esplanade Marcel Duchamp, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 712 840

L'Armada de la Liberté

Every four to five years tall ships come down the banks of the Seine to celebrate L'Armada de la Liberté in Rouen. The gathering of all these ships is a huge festival featuring numerous events, and it goes on for about ten days.
Adresse: Hangar 105, Quai Jean de Béthencourt, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 892 003

Gros Horloge

When walking down the Rue du Gros Horloge you will, soon enough, come across the splendid “Gros Horloge” itself. This beautiful clock is one of the most famous landmarks of Rouen, and likely the oldest mechanism of its intricate kind still in existence. You can go up the belfry and enjoy a cup of coffee in a café below right after.
Adresse: Rue du Gros Horloge, Rouen

Courthouse of Rouen

With a mix of architectural styles (with a heavy Gothic influence), this beautiful building is a must-see when in Rouen. Palais de Justice was restored after World War II, but is today just as glorious as it was in the 16th century. Entry isn't open to the public, but do pay a visit to the courtyard area.
Adresse: Palais de Justice, Rouen

Place du Vieux-Marche

Rouen's principle square is the Place du Vieux-Marche. This is a great place to go for dinner since there are many restaurants and cafés located in the area. Here you can also find the modern Church of Saint Joan of Arc - an incredibly unique architectural creation, as well as a small covered market selling delightful French cheeses and deli. There is an oyster bar with fresh offerings at the market's heart.
Adresse: Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen

Aitre St-Maclou

The courtyard of Ecole of the Beaux-Arts is both fascinating and slightly eerie, yet a beautiful place. This ancient cemetery was historically used for plague victim burials, although little speaks to it in the present. The building around it dates back to the 14th century. It's a great starting point for your sightseeing tour.
Adresse: Aître Saint-Maclou, 186 Rue Martainville, Rouen

The Church of Saint Joan of Arc

With modern minimalist features, this dramatic church stands proudly on Place du Vieux-Marche in Rouen. This is the place where Saint Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, which is what the church's shape symbolises.
Adresse: Place du Vieux-Marche, Rouen

Rue Saint-Romain

Rue Saint-Romain is a picturesque street running past the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. This street is located in the heart of Rouen and is lined with Rouen's iconic half-timbered buildings dating back a few centuries. Take a stroll here on a lovely sunny day and drop into a boutique or cafe.
Adresse: Rue Saint-Romain, Rouen

Claude Monet's House and Gardens

The well-known impressionist Claude Monet lived in Giverny his whole life. Today, you can visit his house and the very gardens that gave him inspiration to paint some of his most famous pieces of work.
Adresse: 84 Rue Claude Monet, Giverny
Telefon: +33 232 512 821

Château Gaillard

This fortress was ordered to be constructed by the legendary Richard Lionheart. It boasts spectacular views over the Seine River and will keep both adults and kids entertained while exploring the area. The château still stands 8 centuries after its inauguration, and is a major attraction despite the grim stories of its involuntary residents.
Adresse: Château Gaillard, Les Andelys

Jumièges Abbey

The ruins of the Benedictine monastery Jumièges Abbey are the oldest of their kind in Normandy. This early example of Romanesque architecture in the region is open for public visits and hosts temporary exhibitions.
Adresse: 24 Rue Guillaume le Conquérant, Jumièges
Telefon: +33 235 372 402
Åpningstider: Opening hours may vary depending on season

Golf du Vaudreuil

If you feel like enjoying a good game of golf in the beautiful landscape of Normandy, Golf du Vaudreuil is a great bet. Play a game at this beautiful 18-hole course and indulge in a good meal afterwards at the golf restaurant.
Adresse: 26 Avenue Marc de la Haye, Le Vaudreuil
Telefon: +33 232 406 854

Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille

Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille is a Benedictine monastery located in a small, delightful little village close to Rouen. There is an active monastic community inhabiting the abbey, which lives a frugal and humble life following the order of St Benedict. In an effort to raise funds to support the community and building maintenance, the monks even brew their own beer for sale - the only place in France where an operation of this kind is conducted within monastery walls. The monastery grounds hold well-preserved Medieval ruins.
Adresse: 2 Rue Saint-Jacques, Saint-Wandrille-Rançon
Telefon: +33 235 962 311


Just north of Val de Reuil you can find Biotropica, a park full of exciting animals and a tropical greenhouse. This is the perfect place to bring the children for a daily excursion and some great fun.
Adresse: Base de Loisirs, Butte de la Capoulade, Val de Reuil
Telefon: +33 232 407 144
Åpningstider: October-April 9.30am-6pm. May-September 9.30am-7pm

La Rose des Vents

At La Rose des Vents you can have a great meal in a relaxed atmosphere that will make you feel just like home – if your home happens to be packed with vintage memorabilia, that is: this restaurant used to be a vintage store, and little has changed in its decor. Worth a visit!
Adresse: 37 Rue Saint-Nicolas, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 702 978

Bar à Huîtres

Located at the heart of Rouen's central market is the Bar à Huîtres, a casual bar serving up some fantastic fresh seafood and oysters at extremely reasonable prices.
Adresse: Place du Vieux Marché, Rouen

Brasserie Paul

The oldest brasserie in Rouen, Brasserie Paul still opens its doors daily in the historical part of town. This cosy restaurant offers classical dishes of the French cuisine, down to snails and foie gras.
Adresse: 1 Place de la Cathédrale, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 718 607

Ho Lamian

Tucked away in one of Rouen's historic streets is this beloved Chinese eatery serving up noodles (lamian) made fresh on-site with a traditional accompaniment of meat or vegetables, served as a soup, curry or regular main.
Adresse: 243 Rue Eau de Robec, Rouen
Telefon: +33 276 285 087


Claimed to be one of Rouen’s best kept gourmet secrets, Gill offers splendid food in a stylish setting. Food lovers and gourmands can sit back and enjoy a selection of tasting menu dishes in the Norman gastronomic tradition. This reputable establishment was awarded 2 Michelin stars for culinary excellence.
Adresse: 9 Quai de la Bourse, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 711 614
Åpningstider: 12pm-1.45pm and 7.30pm-9.45pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays

La Petite Auberge

Snails in different types of sauces are the speciality of La Petite Auberge. If you are interested in trying these French delights and many more, you can do so at this traditional cosy restaurant, offering a selection of set menus at different price points (starting at €20).
Adresse: 164 Rue Martainville, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 708 018

Le Cap'Tain

Restaurant Le Cap'Tain is a casual affair frequented by after-work gathering enthusiasts, not least for its attractive menu of juicy burgers. Come for a relaxed meal, drinks, and karaoke (Thursdays after 9.30pm, weekends on request).
Adresse: 14 Rue de l'Ancienne Prison, Rouen
Telefon: +33 278 714 026


This Parisian-style bistro is all white table cloths and romantic dim lighting. Enjoy a typical French dinner while listening to some lovely jazz at the charming Pascaline.
Adresse: 5 Rue de la Poterne, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 896 744
Åpningstider: Every day 12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-11pm


Formerly Michelin-starred Restaurant Origine, Pagani now opens its doors as an Italian restaurant specialising in pizza. Early reviews are promising.
Adresse: 26 Rampe Cauchoise, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 709 552

Les Nymphéas

At Les Nymphéas you can enjoy beautifully presented dishes served by attentive staff. The food here will not only satisfy your taste buds, but also please your sight with intricate plate arrangements.
Adresse: 7-9 Rue de la Pie, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 892 669

Le P'tit Bec

This cosy restaurant is located in the historical part of Rouen. Here you can savour traditional, no-nonsense French food and even enjoy the wonderful terrace during the summer.
Adresse: 182 Rue Eau de Robec, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 076 333
Åpningstider: Closed on Sundays

Le Kaboul

If you want to try some genuine Afghan food you can visit Le Kaboul, a cozy restaurant located in the heart of Rouen. The friendly staff will invite you to join a culinary journey through Afghanistan and ensure you have a great experience at Le Kaboul.
Adresse: 65 Rue Amiens, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 885 944

Maison Yvonne

An artisan cafe with a wide selection of baked goodies, pastries and cakes in close proximity to the main train station. It's excellent for grabbing a coffee and pastry on-the-go, or even treating yourself to a little something refined, like a macaron or miniature eclair.
Adresse: 119 Rue Jeanne d'Arc, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 716 733
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 6am–8:30pm

Dame Cakes

The café Dame Cakes is housed in a historic building dating back over a century. Here you can have a great afternoon tea with cakes and other small goodies in an elegant setting.
Adresse: 70 Rue Saint-Romain, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 074 931

Citizen Coffee

Citizen Coffee is a cool, hip café located right in the middle of Rouen. Here you can rest your legs after a day’s touring while sipping on a good cup of coffee and having something to eat (they offer light snacks for breakfast and lunch). The outdoor seating are is a summer favourite.
Adresse: 4 Rue Ecureuil, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 714 942

La Cornaelle

This tiny creperie serves an extensive amount of galettes (buckwheat crepes) with sweet and savoury fillings, from the classic egg, cheese and ham combination to calvados dessert flambees. The tiny outdoor terrace gets packed very frequently.
Adresse: 174 Rue Eau de Robec, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 35 08 53 75

Le Vicomté

Spread over five different floors, this cool bar also offers dancing and dining. Here you can have a few drinks in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere while listening to some soft tunes.
Adresse: 70 Rue de la Vicomte, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 712 411
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 6pm-2am

La Boîte à bières

If you are a beer devotee, you will probably love La Boîte à bières. This bar has a wide range of imported beers and whiskeys, to choose from. You can also grab a snack if you are hungry and join in on the quiz and karaoke nights.
Adresse: 35 Rue Cauchoise, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 077 647
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 5pm-2am

Le Saxo

Le Saxo tops the list of Rouen's music bars. Here you can enjoy some great drinks while listening to live music of various genres. Live jazz is played on some Thrusdays, and most Friday & Saturday nights see further live performances.
Adresse: 11 Place Saint-Marc, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 35 98 24 92

Les BerThoM

With its location in close proximity to the old market square, Les BerThoM is hard to miss, and it would have been a shame – with its regular rotation of tap beers and jovial vibe, its an easy nightlife favourite for a night of casual fun.
Adresse: 60 rue de la Vicomté, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 35 70 31 77

Delirium Café

The international franchise has recently beaten the world record for the sheer number of beer varieties on offer, boasting a total of 3162. The Rouen instalment doesn't quite offer the same variety, and yet still plenty of tap and bottled beers to last you well into the night. Located right next to the Gros Horloge.
Adresse: 30 Rue des Vergetiers, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 32 12 05 95


Rouen is especially known for its markets; there is at least one available each day. Two of the most famous ones are the markets at Place Saint Marc and Vieux Marche. Place Saint Marc is open every Saturday and Sunday and you can find everything from clothing to flowers here. At Vieux Marche you can buy great local deli foods like cheese, meat and vegetables.

Auzou Le Chocolatier Normand

Auzou is the Rouen address for sophisticated chocolate creations, elegant sweet treats, and a colourful abundance of macarons that come in an incredible variety of flavours.
Adresse: 163 Rue du Gros Horloge, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 35 70 59 31

Galeries Lafayette Rouen

Galeries Lafayette Rouen is the place to go shopping for warm, winter clothes or lovely summer ones. Hats, bags, coats, watches - shop for yourself or for your loved ones. The department store is know for the high quality of its goods and reputable brands represented.
Adresse: 25 Rue Grand Pont, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 35 71 70 53


Printemps is another well-known French department store stocking well-respected brand clothing and accessories of reliable quality. Do you have a party to attend? Stop by Printemps and pick out the perfect clothes, and dress to impress.
Adresse: 4 Rue du Gros Horloge, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 76 34 50 32

Zadig & Voltaire

If you are in France and want to get an insight into local street fashion, stop by this store and find yourself among elegant, forward clothing and accessories, for both men and women. Zadig & Voltaire is located in the heart of Rouen.
Adresse: 4 Rue du Gros Horloge, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 35 15 83 82


Drop by Bouchara and find the perfect gift for loved ones who have a penchant for home design. The store stocks a wide variety of decor items, in stylish designs to suit any taste.
Adresse: 33 Rue la Champmesle, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 35 88 06 94

The Body Shop

The brand known worldwide, The Body Shop, has a branch in Rouen. Drop by and get lost in the amazing smell of the different bath and body products. Purchase your favourite fragrance and some makeup for yourself or for your significant other.
Adresse: 48 Rue du Gros Horloge, Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 32 76 07 47

Passport / Visa

France can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Rouen is at its most pleasant weather-wise during spring, summer and autumn. The last weekend of May sees the city centre transformed into an old Medieval town to mark the annual Joan of Arc Festival, with abundant thematic entertainment. Nearing Christmas time, Rouen puts on a fine Christmas market that charms with its fairytale-like setting among half-timbered houses. In the summer, Rouen sets the scene for an annual Armada that attracts many thousand visitors.


Aéroport Rouen Vallée de Seine is located 9 kilometres from Rouen and is one of the most important airports in Normandy. Bus number 13 operates between the airport and Rouen. You can find the bus stop about 500 meters from the airport. You can also take a taxi. A selection of taxi companies: Radio Taxi +33 235 88 50 50 Vit Taxi +33 235 61 20 50 At the airport you can also find several car rental companies. A selection of car rental companies: Europcar +33 232 08 39 09 Hertz +33 232 10 01 22 Other airports near Rouen, with both International and domestic flights, are Beauvais-Tillé Airport and Deauville - Saint-Gatien Airport . Paris is located approximately 130 kilometres from Rouen. If you arrive at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris you can reach Rouen with the Intercity Train from Gare Saint Lazare Station.
Adresse: Aéroport Rouen Vallée de Seine, Rouen
Telefon: +33 235 79 41 00

Public Transport

Rouen is relatively small, so if you enjoy riding bike, this is a great way to discover the town. The first half-hour is free, and the additional time will be charged from your account. There are about 20 bicycle stations located around the city centre. If you do not want to ride a bike you can use the bus or metro. A single ticket is valid for one hour (travelling only on the TAE or VTNI lines). Single tickets can be bough from the bus driver. You can also buy your ticket from TIP agencies, at the stations and online.


It is not difficult to find taxis around the city centre. There are about 11 stations throughout the city. The White Taxis: +33 235 61 20 50 [email protected] Radio Taxi de Rouen: +33 235 88 50 50 Ride sharing apps, such as Uber, are also in common use in Rouen.


There are several post offices around Rouen. Stamps are available from kiosks and newsagents. Post Office:
Adresse: 45 B Rue Jeanne d'Arc, Rouen
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm. Saturdays 9am-12.30pm


You can find several pharmacies in Rouen. La Grande Pharmacie du Centre:
Adresse: 29 Place de la Cathédrale, 76000 Rouen
Telefon: +33 2 35 71 33 17


Country code: +33 Area code: 2


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