I had previously visited Rouen once, for a day, back in 2007. The streets were just as charming as I remembered; I enjoyed strolling down the crooked, narrow pathways and drooling over the architecture.
Perhaps one of the most well known attractions in Rouen is the Cathedral. Originally built in 396, the finished, gothic-style version was completed in the 13th century. (Later, additional towers were added in the late 1800’s).
Claude Monet was frequently spotted with his canvases back in the day; his famous Rouen Cathedral paintings are now on display at Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Joan of Arc (or Jeanne d’Arc in French) was also burnt at the stake in Rouen. You can see the cross on which she was burned on display in the main square.
Rouen’s pride and joy, however, lies within the Gros Horlage, or the Astronomic Clock. The clock has two faces– one displaying the sunshine, and the other the nighttime sky.
Have you ever been to Rouen?