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Charming and filled with authentic shops.

Unlike the streets around the Gros Horloge, the houses here are home to many different authentic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark H
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Medieval!

Much of Rouen was lost in the second world war but there are some Medieval streets still standing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
490theos
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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All reviews old town half timbered houses narrow streets wandering around wonderful city beautiful area timber framed houses photo ops walking tour cafes and restaurants lots of shops joan of arc modern shops middle ages world war take your time gros horloge
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike the streets around the Gros Horloge, the houses here are home to many different authentic shops selling local produce (honey, candies, flowers, etc.) that make for a charming street view. The 16th century houses are in an excellent state and even though the streets...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much of Rouen was lost in the second world war but there are some Medieval streets still standing and they are well worth walking.Some beautiful restorations

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 490theos
Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manuel B
Reviewed 8 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Richard M
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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janeyntim
10 December 2017|
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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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15 July 2017|
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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
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