Visit the city center of Rouen in a weekend
Take advantage of your weekend in Rouen to discover the must-sees in its historic city center
The Saint-Maclou district of Rouen: the Antique dealers' district
Discover this emblematic medieval district of the city of Rouen!
You will be surprised by the unusual atmosphere of the Antique dealers' district, with its half-timbered houses that cover the fronts of the restaurants and stores of the city center.
Don't miss the rue Damiette, where you can discover the charming stores of craftsmen, such as violin makers, art gallery owners and many designers... For collectors or lovers of antiques, this is a must-see.
You will also discover the must-sees of the Saint-Maclou district by appreciating the beauty of its church or its oyster.
To learn more about the Saint-Maclou district of Rouen, please read our dedicated article.
The Big Clock of Rouen
One of the must-sees in Rouen's historic city center is the Gros Horloge de Rouen, which is one of the three oldest clocks you can find in France.
A typical street of Rouen with its old half-timbered houses and of course the 14th century astronomical clock.
You can visit the museum of the big clock to discover the other side of this renaissance decoration: the room of the dials and in the big belfry to observe the mechanism of the XIVth and also to benefit from a spectacular sight on the city.
The street is authentic, lively and very pleasant to walk around and do some shopping in the stores sheltered by the historical half-timbered facades of the 15th century.
Moreover, the Gros Horloge street will lead you directly to the Notre-Dame de Rouen cathedral.
To learn more about the Gros Horloge of Rouen, please read our dedicated article.
The Notre-Dame de Rouen Cathedral
After having discovered the Big Clock, go directly to the Notre-Dame de Rouen Cathedral, which is one of the 5 most beautiful cathedrals in France.
Testifying of the Gothic Art, the cathedral will allow you to discover a remarkable architecture crossing the centuries.
To learn more about the Notre-Dame de Rouen Cathedral, please read our dedicated article.
The Parliament of Normandy
If you then go to the Parliament of Normandy, you will discover a Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
This building is located between the Notre-Dame de Rouen Cathedral, the Fine Arts Museum and the Gors-Horloge.
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