19 Sights in Rouen, France (with Map and Images)
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1. Abbatiale Saint-Ouen
Saint-Ouen Abbey, is a large Gothic Catholic church and former Benedictine monastic church in Rouen. It is named for Audoin, 7th-century bishop of Rouen in modern Normandy, France. The church's name is sometimes anglicized as St Owen's. Built on a similar scale to nearby Rouen Cathedral, the abbey is famous for both its architecture and its large, unaltered Cavaillé-Coll organ, which was described by Charles-Marie Widor as "a Michelangelo of an organ". With the cathedral and the Church of Saint-Maclou, Saint-Ouen is one of the principal French Gothic monuments of the city.
2. Cathédrale Notre-Dame
Rouen Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Rouen, Normandy, France. It is the see of the Archbishop of Rouen, Primate of Normandy. It is famous for its three towers, each in a different style. The cathedral, built and rebuilt over a period of more than eight hundred years, has features from Early Gothic to late Flamboyant and Renaissance architecture. It also has a place in art history as the subject of a series of impressionist paintings by Claude Monet.
3. Église Saint-Maclou
The Church of Saint-Maclou is a Roman Catholic church in Rouen, France which is considered one of the best examples of the Flamboyant style of Gothic architecture in France. Saint-Maclou, along with Rouen Cathedral, the Palais de Justice, and the Church of St. Ouen, form a famous ensemble of significant Gothic buildings in Rouen. Its spire reaches a height of 83 meters.
4. Tour Jeanne d'Arc
Rouen Castle was a fortified ducal and royal residence in the city of Rouen, capital of the duchy of Normandy, now in France. With the exception of the tower wrongly associated with Joan of Arc, which was restored by Viollet-le-Duc, the castle was destroyed at the end of the 16th century, its stones quarried for other construction.
5. Maison natale Pierre Corneille
The Pierre-Corneille Museum is a museum dedicated to the writer Pierre Corneille, located in his birthplace in Rouen, near the Place du Vieux-Marché. Pierre Corneille, who was born there on June 6, 1606, lived there for 56 years, writing his plays including Le Cid, before selling this family home in 1683.
6. Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle
The Museum of Rouen was founded in 1828 by Adrien Charles Deshommets de Martainville, mayor of Rouen. He occupied the convent of Sainte-Marie in Rouen, France. It holds the label museum of France. It has been part of the Réunion des musées métropolitains Rouen Normandie since 1 January 2016.
Wikipedia: Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Rouen (FR), Website
7. Musée Flaubert - Histoire de la Médecine
The Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la médecine is a museum in Rouen that occupies the birthplace of Gustave Flaubert, in the former Hôtel-Dieu. It has the label museum of France and the label Maisons des Illustres. The Hôtel-Dieu has been listed as a historic monument since March 11, 1932.
Wikipedia: Musée Flaubert et d'histoire de la médecine (FR), Website
8. Temple Saint-Éloi
The Protestant Temple of Saint-Éloi de Rouen is a religious building located on the Place du Pasteur-Martin-Luther-King in Rouen. Former Catholic church since 1228, assigned to the Reformed Church in 1803, the parish is now a member of the United Protestant Church of France.
9. Statue de Napoléon
The Statue of Napoleon in the Place du Général-de-Gaulle, Rouen, Normandy was erected in 1865. The equestrian statue was sculpted in bronze by Gabriel-Vital Dubray, and its pedestal was designed by Louis Desmarest. It stands in front of the city hall.
10. Musée Le Secq des Tournelles
The museum Le Secq des Tournelles is a museum of ironwork installed in an old disused church in Rouen. The building is located in the Vieux-Marché - Cathedral district, in the immediate vicinity of the Saint-Godard church and the Museum of Fine Arts.
11. Centre de ressources du Munaé
The Musée national de l'Éducation (MUNAÉ) is a French museum located in Rouen. It is one of the most famous museographic establishments in the "City of a Hundred Spires". It is a service of the Canopé network. It has the label museum of France.
12. Chapelle Saint-Louis
The former priory of Saint-Louis-de-la-Rougemare, located on the Place de la Rougemare, in Rouen, now houses the theater of the Saint-Louis chapel. The former Saint-Louis chapel has been classified as a historical monument since 16 September 1957.
13. Square Marcel Halbout
Square Marcel-Halbout is a square with an area of 5,240 m2 located in the Croix de Pierre district of Rouen (France). It bears the name of the Rouen Marcel Halbout, resistance fighter during the Second World War. The entrance is via rue Legouy.
14. Chapelle Corneille
Saint-Louis Church, often referred as Lycée Corneille's Chapel, was a Roman Catholic church in Rouen, Normandy, France. The building was formerly the chapel of the nearby Lycée Corneille. In 2016, it was turned into an auditorium.
15. Ancienne église Sainte-Croix-des-Pelletiers
The Salle Sainte-Croix-des-Pelletiers is a former church, which is located on the street of the same name, north of the Place du Vieux-Marché, in Rouen. The church has been listed as a historical monument since 10 January 1928.
16. Musée de la Céramique
The Rouen Ceramic Museum is a museum located in the hôtel d'Hocqueville in the French city of Rouen. It has the title Museum of France. It was established in 1864, and contains a collection of around 5000 pieces.
17. Église Saint-Pierre-du-Châtel
The Church of Saint-Pierre-du-Châtel is a former Catholic church, now in ruins, whose remains stand in the French commune of Rouen in the Seine-Maritime department, Normandy. It was very badly damaged in 1944.
18. Église Saint-Godard
The Church of Saint-Godard is a Catholic place of worship in the city center of Rouen, in the Vieux-Marché / Cathedral district, located near the museum Le Secq des Tournelles and the Museum of Fine Arts.
19. Grosse pierre de Jelling
Jelling stones are two runestones located in Jelling, Denmark. They have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1994. They consist of the small Jelling stone and the large Jelling stone.
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