Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Rouen

Historial Jeanne d'Arc

For an introduction to the great 15th-century heroine and the events that earned her fame – and shortly thereafter condemnation – don't miss this excellent new site. It's less of a museum, and more of an immersive, …
Gallery in Rouen

Panorama XXL

In a large, circular column on the waterfront, Panorama XXL lives up to its oversized name, with one massive 360-degree exhibition inside that offers in-depth exploring of one vast landscape, created with photograph…
Cathedral in Rouen

Cathédrale Notre Dame

Rouen’s stunning Gothic cathedral, built between the late 12th and 16th centuries, was famously the subject of a series of canvases painted by Monet at various times of the day and year. The 75m-tall Tour de Beurre …
Gallery in Rouen

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Housed in a grand structure erected in 1870, Rouen’s outstanding fine-arts museum features canvases by Rubens, Modigliani, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley (lots) and, of course, several works by Monet. There's also one jaw…
Tower in Rouen

Gros Horloge

Spanning rue du Gros Horloge, the Great Clock’s Renaissance archway has a gilded, one-handed medieval clock face on each side. High above, a Gothic belfry, reached via spiral stairs, affords spectacular views. The e…
Museum in Rouen

Musée de la Céramique

The Ceramics Museum, housed in a 17th-century building with a fine courtyard, is known for its 16th- to 19th-century faience (tin-glazed earthenware) and porcelain. Don't miss sculptural pieces such as the exquisite…
Museum in Rouen

Musée Le Secq des Tournelles

Home to one of the world’s premier collections of wrought iron, this riveting museum showcases the extraordinary skills of pre-industrial iron- and locksmiths. Housed in a desanctified 16th-century church.
Church in Rouen

Église Jeanne d’Arc

Dedicated in 1979, the thrillingly bizarre Église Jeanne d'Arc, with its fish-scale exterior, marks the spot where 19-year-old Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431.
Church in Rouen

Abbatiale St-Ouen

This 14th-century abbey is a marvellous example of the Rayonnant Gothic style. The entrance is through the lovely garden on the south side, facing rue des Faulx.
Historic Site in Rouen

Aître St-Maclou

Decorated with lurid woodcarvings of skulls, crossbones, gravediggers’ tools and hourglasses (a reminder that your time, my friend, is running out), this macabre ensemble of half-timbered buildings was used for cent…