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Culture of Rouen. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

La Seine Rouen is one of the most beautiful cities in northern France. In the heart of its historic center tourists will find the Notre Dame Cathedral which is considered to be the main symbol of the city. Its construction lasted for more than three hundred years. A grand building presents a unique fusion of various architectural trends and styles. The walls of the Cathedral are covered with magnificent artworks by Claude Monet. The unique architectural landmark attracts hundreds of tourists striving to enjoy its grand beauty every day.
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City guests should visit another remarkable symbolic landmark of the city being Le Gros-Horloge, an astronomical clock. The clock is located on the top of a magnificent medieval tower executed in Gothic style. The clock is a unique construction. The clock movement is considered to be one of the oldest movements in Europe. The movement of the clock has scrupulously been running for several centuries by now. Among religious landmarks and sites of the city tourists are recommended to visit the Eglise de Jeanne d’Arc. This remarkable church was built exactly on the square where the punishment of the folk heroine of France took place.
A new church was built not long ago, just in 1979. A scale cathedral stood earlier on its place. Some elements the church has inherited from its predecessor. During an excursion tourists will have a chance to observe beautiful stain glass windows of the 16th century. A genuine example of flamboyant gothic style is the Church of Saint Maclou (Eglise Saint-Maclou). This scale gothic construction witnessed lots of significant historical events. The building of the church features a luxurious decoration of its halls. Copyright
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Not far from the church tourists will find several ancient fountains and marvelous age-old alleys. These places will be of great interest for those tourists giving preference to hiking in serene atmosphere. The city of Rouen boasts a great variety of remarkable museums and astonishing art galleries. An established place of holding of different art and photo exhibitions is the Rouen Museum of Modern Arts. Those tourists wishing to get a deeper insight into the works of famous artists of the 17th-19th centuries will love to visit the Museum of Fine Arts.
Theatre des Arts One of the most original and unusual cultural establishments of the city of Rouen is the Museum of Smith Craft Art. The museum presents a unique collection of art works by local smith masters. A usual tour through the historic center of the city of Rouen will turn to an unforgettable adventure as the area presents marvelous half-timbered houses, scenic squares and statuary complexes, aged hundreds of years and many other architectural sights and historically significant places at each turn.
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Public palaces near Rouen
♥   Palace 'Château d’Ételan' , 33.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Château de La Roche-Guyon' La Roche-Guyon, 55.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Château d’Anet' , 68.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Rouen and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts' Rouen, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Rouen
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours, Bonsecours, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Évreux, 45.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Couture, Bernay, 52.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of France

France is the most popular and visited country, and Paris the most toured city in the world. This is not surprising because the country has an incredibly rich cultural history. Millions of people go to France to get acquainted with its architecture, castles, amazing museums and enjoy the spirit of its historic streets. In France, there are also museums with unique collections of old art pieces, exhibitions of ultra-modern popular authors and monuments of architecture of different times. One of the most ancient cultural constructions of the country is the Mezon Carre ("square house"), located in Provence. It was founded in the 1st century BC and is a temple of ancient Roman temple. Even the orthodox Catholics did not destroy the majestic structure. They converted it into a temple. … Open
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Culture guide to Rouen. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Rouen: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Rouen. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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