Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Rouen, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 2.7 km
Ascend 39 m
Descend 50 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: Couvent des Pénitents

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The former convent of the Penitents is located in the eastern part of the city of Rouen.

Wikipedia: Couvent des Pénitents de Rouen (FR)

172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Albert Ettinger

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A Stolperstein is a ten-centimetre (3.9 in) concrete cube bearing a brass plate inscribed with the name and life dates of victims of Nazi extermination or persecution. Literally, it means 'stumbling stone' and metaphorically 'stumbling block'.

Wikipedia: Stolperstein (EN)

357 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Square Marcel Halbout

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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)

468 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

216 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: 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

204 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

118 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

352 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

571 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: Halle aux Toiles

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The Halle aux Toiles is a hall located in Rouen, France.

Wikipedia: Halle aux Toiles (FR)


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