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Getting there & away

The Aéroport Rouen Vallée du Seine (02 35 79 41 00) is 8km southeast of town at Boos. There are weekday direct flights to Lyon that connect with other cities in France as well as to international destinations.

CNA (08 25 07 60 27; 9 rue Jeanne d’Arc) runs bus services throughout Seine-Maritime, including Dieppe (€11, two hours, three daily), and towns along the coast west of Dieppe, including Fécamp (€15.10, 3¼ hours, one daily) and Le Havre (€13.80, three hours, five daily). Buses to Dieppe and Le Havre are slower and pricier than the train. Buses leave from quai du Havre and quai de la Bourse.

From Gare Rouen-Rive Droite, an Art Nouveau edifice built from 1912 to 1928, there’s a frequent express train to/from Paris’ Gare St-Lazare (€18.50, 70 minutes, six to eight daily). Local destinations include Caen (€20.70, two hours, 12 daily), Dieppe (€9, 45 minutes, 12 to 15 daily) and Le Havre (€12.40, one hour, 12 to 15 daily). Gare Rouen-Rive Gauche has regional services.