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Rouen - Normandy


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Rouen is a lovely medieval town. The French writerVictor Hugo la called it the city "with a hundred bell-towers playing a concert in the air". Already by the XIII century. the abundance of monuments and an enviable position on a bend of the river Seine, halfway between Paris and the sea, made the town a favourite place appreciated by French and British visitors.

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The Old Town of Rouen, is mostly pedestrian, and preserves 2000 medieval wooden and brick houses, most of which present wooden beams in sight. The market square (Place du Vieux Marché) is definitely worth to be visited. Here in 1431, the 19-year-old Jean d'Arc was accused of heresy and burnt alive. The Cross of Rehabilitation, stands exactly on the place where the fire was lighted up.
Another unmissable spot is the Cathedral of Notre Dame with its bell towers and spires, it is a masterpiece of the French gothic architecture.

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Among the various museums, the "Museum of Fine Arts" is worthy of visit, with its 63 rooms exhibiting masterpieces by Caravaggio, VelĂ zquez, Modigliani, Monet and many other great artists.
Finally, the magnificent view from the top of Saint Catherine’s hill is absolutley not to be missed!

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  • Places not to be missed in Normandy
  • » Rouen

    » Monet’s museum and gardens in Giverny

    » Alabaster coast(Fecamp, Etretat)

    » Honfleur

    » The coast of Normandy Invasion

    » Mont Saint Michel