Rouen refers to the capital city of Upper Normandy. It lies on the banks of the River Seine. It was at one time one of the biggest and most successful cities of Medieval Europe. It is one of the largest seaports as well as one of the largest river ports in France. It is also a very important center for the cotton industry. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Rouen include Seine-Maritime, Landes-Vielles-et-Nueves, Val-ed’Oise, Yvelines and Oise.
There are a number of stunning views in Rouen. One such attraction is the Côte Ste Catherine which offers unadulterated views of the city of Rouen as well as the Seine. The other attraction in Rouenis the Eglise St Maclou which refers to a Late Gothic church that was constructed in the fifteenth and and sixteenth centuries. It also features a High Tower that was constructed in the nineteeth century. The other attraction in Rouen is the Palais de Justice which is an example of a Gothic architectural masterpiece. It was constructed in the years 1508-1509 and once served as a meeting place of the Exhiquier of Normandie. To get to these attractions, you need to rent a car in Rouen.
There are other must see attractions in Rouen. One such attraction is the Place du Vieux Marché which is fronted by old as well as new architecture. The other attraction is the Rouen cathedral which is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals anywhere in France. Monet used it as one of his subjects and he painted the Rouen under different lighting conditions. To get to these attractions, you need to hire a car in Rouen.
The other popular attraction in Rouen is St-Ouen church which dates back to the fourteenth century. It refers to an exquisite Late Gothic building which is easily recognizable courtesy of its two twin towers as well as the magnificent main tower popularly known as the Crown of Normandy. The Fierte St Romain is an old unique renaissance building that dates back to the year 1542. This building is one of the most impressive renaissance structures in France. To get to these attractions you need car rental in Rouen.
There are a number of attractions that are worth visiting. It would not be a great visit if one left Rouen without having visiting them. Some of these attractions include impressive bridges, the Hôtel de Bourgtheroulde, Jardin des Plantes, Rue Jeanne d’Arc, St Romain and much more.
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