Cathédrale Notre Dame

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Cathédrale Notre Dame information

Location
Rouen , France
Address
place de la Cathédrale
Opening hours
2-6pm Mon, 9am-7pm Tue-Sat, 8am-6pm Sun Apr-Oct, shorter hours Nov-Mar
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Rouen’s stunning Gothic cathedral, built between the late 12th and 16th centuries, was famously the subject of a series of canvasses painted by Monet at various times of the day and year. The 75m-tall Tour de Beurre (Butter Tower) was financed by locals in return for being allowed to eat butter during Lent – or so the story goes.

A free sound-and-light spectacular is projected on the façade every night from mid-June (at 11pm) to late September (at 9.30pm).