CITY SCENES, Rouen
a city with such history of France and maintains so well its buildings needs more time, and walking is the best way to see the cities of France.
Rouen was one of the first cities ever that I visited here and its has remained with me. I used to go a lot here living nearer, now I will plan my trips.
and one extra photo for the show, riding and you see balloons all over you!!! that's the countryside
as any city Rouen is great to walk here,with the center loaded with things to see and the great basilica st ouen and baseball within walking distance.
walking on the old city is a dandy, we always enjoy;walk the city and get to know Rouen well
woodend houses from the 15C to 18C, nice fountain from the renaissance at the angle of the facade of the Church of Saint-Maclou.
Fondest memory: walk around rue martainville is wonderful with its wooden houses.
This impossibly narrow mediæval street/alley/passage in Rouen was something I just found to be totally intriguing (despite the slight aroma of urine). It's so easy to miss it, but you can find it next to number 27 on Rue St-Nicolas.
You can just imagine that you are walking in the footsteps of historical figures such as Joan of Arc as you walk down this passageway to Rue St-Romain.
Between the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Rue Jeanne d'Arc is a little green oasis, the Square Verdrel .
This little park with it's swans and water features was one of my favourite places to sit and rest amongst the sightseeing and just pass a half hour watching people or reading a book.
Favorite thing: In almost any street in the old town one can find half-timbered houses and in some places besides the main street (r. de l' Horloge) a whole series of them especially in the squares (like the Vieux Marche). In the most active areas they may contain fine shops at the ground level (as they did centuries ago). However around the corner from our hotel at the edge of the old town we encountered this old building with a simple fruit and vegetable store at the ground level where we obtained our late evening snacks.
Fondest memory: I was pleased yet amazed to see these brilliant flowers available in the middle of winter!!! Their bright colors were in happy contrast to most other trees and plants...and the bonus of course, was that Rouen is also home to many, many doggies!! HA!!!! ;-))
Rouen is a great location for a weekend. Everything is walkable, there are many good shops and markets and you can overdose on lovely old architecture.
Fondest memory: Enjoying the sunshine, sitting outside on a market square, enjoying a cool drink, peoplewatching.
Favorite thing: Here's one of those many little streets... at the end of this street is a little church. But I don't exactly remember which one it is :-) sorry.
That pic is taken on way to the Notre Dame cathedral.
On the left side you can see a part of another church.
Favorite thing: When visiting Rouen, you should take some time and just walk around, have a look at the architecture and nice little shops everywhere.
Go see the open air pleasures of Mister Moon Carrot and his Puppets.
Fondest memory: Also spend a few minutes watching the antics of tramps under the bridge.
Favorite thing: See, Rouen (town of Normandy - France). City of art and city of history, this large town of 105 000 residents is also an economical metropolis with a port and a commerce very active.
Favorite thing: Just take time to walk through the old part of the city. The beautiful medieval buildings are being very well restored. We found it easy to park underground in the centre.