Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Rouen, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 21 sights
Distance 5.3 km
Ascend 80 m
Descend 77 m

Experience Rouen in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in RouenIndividual Sights in Rouen

Sight 1: Jeanne au bûcher

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Joan at the Stake, also known as the statue of Joan at the Stake, is a stone statue of Joan of Arc, sculpted by Maxime Real del Sarte with the collaboration of Roger de Villiers in 1927 and erected in Rouen, Place du Vieux-Marché, outside the church of Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc.

Wikipedia: Jeanne au bûcher (statue) (FR)

113 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Maison natale Pierre Corneille

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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.

Wikipedia: Musée Pierre-Corneille (Rouen) (FR), Website

131 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Église Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc

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Église Sainte-Jeanne-d'ArcHerbert Frank from Wien (Vienna), AT / CC BY 2.0

The Church of Saint Joan of Arc is a Catholic church in the city centre of Rouen, northern France.

Wikipedia: Church of St Joan of Arc (EN)

235 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Temple Saint-Éloi

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The Protestant Temple of Saint-Éloi de Rouen is a religious building located on the Place du Pasteur-Martin-Luther-King in Rouen. A former Catholic church from 1228 to the Revolution, it was assigned to the Reformed Church in 1803. The parish is now a member of the United Protestant Church of France.

Wikipedia: Temple protestant Saint-Éloi de Rouen (FR), Website

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Église Saint-Pierre-du-Châtel

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The Church of Saint-Pierre-du-Châtel is a former Catholic church, now in ruins, the remains of which stand in the French commune of Rouen in the Seine-Maritime department, in the Normandy region. It was badly damaged in 1944.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Pierre-du-Châtel de Rouen (FR)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Gros-Horloge

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The Gros-Horloge is a 14th century astronomical clock in Rouen, Normandy.

Wikipedia: Gros Horloge (EN)

487 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Musée des Beaux-Arts

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The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen is a museum located in the city centre of Rouen, Normandy. It is one of the richest museums of its kind in the province.

Wikipedia: Musée des beaux-arts de Rouen (FR), Website

134 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Musée de la Céramique

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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.

Wikipedia: Rouen Ceramic Museum (EN), Website

222 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Musée Le Secq des Tournelles

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The Secq des Tournelles museum is a museum of ironwork located in an old disused church in Rouen. The building is located in the Vieux-Marché - Cathédrale district, in the immediate vicinity of the Saint-Godard church and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Wikipedia: Musée Le Secq des Tournelles (FR), Website

108 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Église Saint-Godard

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The Saint-Godard Church is a Catholic place of worship in the city center of Rouen, in the Vieux-Marché / Cathedral district, located near the Le Secq des Tournelles museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Godard de Rouen (FR)

314 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Chapelle Saint-Louis

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The former priory of Saint-Louis-de-la-Rougemare, located on the Place de la Rougemare, in Rouen, now houses the theatre of the Saint-Louis chapel. The former Saint-Louis chapel has been classified as a historical monument since September 16, 1957.

Wikipedia: Prieuré Saint-Louis-de-la-Rougemare (FR)

148 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Chapelle Corneille

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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.

Wikipedia: Saint-Louis Church, Rouen (EN)

209 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Statue de Napoléon

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The Monument to Napoleon I is a bronze equestrian statue by the sculptor Vital Gabriel Dubray located on the Place du Général-de-Gaulle in Rouen.

Wikipedia: Statue de Napoléon (Rouen) (FR)

186 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Abbatiale Saint-Ouen

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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.

Wikipedia: Saint-Ouen Abbey, Rouen (EN)

118 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Grosse pierre de Jelling

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The Jelling Stones are two runestones located in Jelling, Denmark. They have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1994. They consist of the small Jelling stone and the large Jelling stone.

Wikipedia: Grosse pierre de Jelling (FR)

595 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 16: Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Rouen Cathedral is a 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, and in architecture history as from 1876 to 1880, it was the tallest building in the world.

Wikipedia: Rouen Cathedral (EN)

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Église Saint-Maclou

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The Church of Saint-Maclou is a Roman Catholic church in Rouen, France, named after the Saint Malo, 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.

Wikipedia: Church of Saint-Maclou (EN)

428 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: Musée national de l’Éducation

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The National Museum of Education (MUNAÉ) is a French museum located in Rouen. It is a service of the Canopé network. It has the Musée de France label.

Wikipedia: Musée national de l'Éducation (FR), Website

216 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 19: Église Saint-Vivien

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The Church of Saint-Vivien is a Catholic place of worship in the Saint-Marc - Croix de Pierre - Saint-Nicaise districts of Rouen, in the French department of Seine-Maritime in the Normandy region.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Vivien de Rouen (FR)

362 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 20: Église Saint-Nicaise

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The Church of Saint-Nicaise is a church located in the Saint-Marc - Croix de Pierre - Saint-Nicaise districts of Rouen. It is now closed to worship and has been disused since 2017.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Nicaise de Rouen (FR)

545 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 21: Square Marcel Halbout

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Square Marcel HalboutVC2P from fr.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

Square Marcel-Halbout is a square with an area of 2,900 m2 located in the Croix de Pierre district of Rouen (France). It is named after Marcel Halbout (1895-1958), a member of the Resistance during the Second World War. The entrance is via rue Legouy.

Wikipedia: Square Marcel-Halbout (FR)


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