Palais de Justice
The ornately Gothic Law Courts, little more than a shell at the end of WWII, have been restored to their early-16th-century glory. The...
Spanning rue du Gros Horloge, the Great Clock’s Renaissance archway has a gilded, one-handed medieval clock face on each side. High...
Cathédrale Notre Dame
Rouen’s stunning Gothic cathedral, built between the late 12th and 16th centuries, was famously the subject of a series of canvasses...
A top spot for a great-value formule midi (lunchtime fixed-price menu ), this bustling bistro serves up traditional French cuisine in...
rue aux Juifs · interesting places nearby
Monument Juif information
The only relic of Rouen’s medieval Jewish community, expelled by Philippe le Bel in 1306, is hidden underneath the staircase at the eastern end of the Palais de Justice courtyard. An impressive, stone-built Romanesque structure constructed around 1100, it is the oldest extant Jewish communal structure in Western Europe.
The tourist office runs two-hour tours (€6.50) at 3pm every Tuesday and at 10.30am on the last Friday of every month.