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"Private Tour: Rouen
Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip""Private Tour: Rouen Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip from Caen ""Your guide will meet you at your hotel with fresh coffee and croissants. Then he will drive you to Rouen to visit Rouen's Cathedral and Rouen best places such as the place where Joan of Arc was killed. You will then visit the Old Town the the Market Square and the Street of the Gros Horloge the St Maclou Chapel.You will be then proposed a good lunch in some of Rouen's best restaurants with a complete explanation and advice on how to have the best things from the menu.In the afternoon head to Caen to visit William the Conquerors's Castle
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"Private Tour: Rouen
Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip""Private Tour: Rouen Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip from Bayeux""Your guide will meet you at your hotel with fresh coffee and croissants. Let's start with the visit of Bayeux : the tapestry the Cathedral the tree of Liberty and many other secret places of this lovely medieval city.Then after lunch in one of the best restaurants in Bayeux.After lunch
From EUR375.00
 
Private Tour Rouen Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip from Paris
Private Tour Rouen Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip from Paris"Your guide will meet you at your hotel with fresh coffee and croissants. Then head off for a one hour drive to Rouen the city of Joan of Arc and Rollo a viking and founder of the city in 827 CE.In Rouen your guide will explain you the history of the Rouen's Cathedral and Rouen best places such as where Joan of Arc was killed. You will then visit the Old Town the the Market Square and the Street of the Gros Horloge the St Maclou Chapel.You will be then proposed a good lunch in some of Rouen's best restaurants with a complete explanation and advice on how to have the best things from the menu.In the afternoon head to Caen to visit William the Conquerors's Castle
From EUR781.00

More Local Customs in Rouen

The Old Town Must Be Kept!

In order to preserve the character of an "old town" in a tourist-ridden city, rigorous architectural zoning and building regulations must be strongly in place. The (invisible) insides of " historic...
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hquittner
Jan 31, 2008

What would we be without water

Water is present everywhere in Rouen. The city along the river Seine thanks it's excistance on some small creeks that ended here in the river Seine and provided the growing medieval town with fresh...
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Pavlik_NL
Dec 13, 2007

Gothic, the architectural style of Normandy

The architectural style of gothics is created in and spreaded from Normandy. First experiments in this very important architectural style that is one of the main styles from medieval Europe, were made...
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Pavlik_NL
Dec 13, 2007

Joan of Arc

Most people have heard of Joan of Arc. Even me, who is useless with historical events knew who she was. Nowhere in France is Joan of Arc more honoured than in Rouen. It is here that she was very...
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sue_stone
Jul 31, 2006

Drunkeness

Unlike many countries I visit it seems to be perfectly acceptable here to be drunk in the afternoon... and i don't just mean drunk I mean to the state that can only be described as.... legless...but...
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Cham
Mar 08, 2006

Aître Saint-Maclou, a capital

The columns of "Aître Saint Maclou" are topped with capitals. Most of them are in poor condition but it is not always s easy to guess what they represent, even if they are in relatively good...
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JLBG
Dec 23, 2004
 
 
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Aître Saint-Maclou, dancers

On this column, another capital. It is in relatively good condition, and I have tried to figure out what this dancers were doing among gravediggers but without any success neither…??? Witches dancing...
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JLBG
Nov 08, 2004

Aître Saint-Maclou, what to show ?

What they might show ? Well that is very easy, what are the tools that they use ? The most important are the shovel and the pickaxe. If you click to enlarge this picture and some of the previous and...
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JLBG
Nov 08, 2004

Aître Saint-Maclou, showing what ?

If you were to show out your job, you would certainly first think to show the tools you are using. The butcher shows his knife, the tailor his needle, the restaurant its forks, the wore … nothing...
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JLBG
Nov 08, 2004

Aître Saint-Maclou, a charnel !

That means that Aîtres, such as Aître Saint Maclou were the kingdom of gravediggers. Gravediggers, as any other professionals love what they are doing and as any other professional, they carve it...
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JLBG
Nov 08, 2004

Country ? Country !

When we were having dinner at the Restaurant "les Maraîchers", this guy arrived and began to sing Country and among them, a Johnny Cash. We assumed he was American and asked him in English if he could...
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JLBG
Oct 10, 2004

Barrel organ

Barrel organs were very popular in France until the middle of the 50th century. They gave music out of a cardboard card with holes that flow a specific instrument to blow. Modern way of broadcasting...
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JLBG
Oct 10, 2004

The joiners workshop

Amazingly, after you have toured the Aître Saint Maclou, when you go out, through a little, half covered passage, you find again a beam, of sun, your leader ! Would it be possible hat this the very...
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JLBG
Oct 10, 2004

Leaving Aître Saint-Maclou

At first, "Aître Saint Maclou" looked avery peaceful and quiet place. As a matter of fact, it IS a quiet and peaceful, it is the calm of Death. If this kind of place gives you the shivers, then don't...
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JLBG
Oct 10, 2004

Top Hotels in Rouen

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12 bis Avenue Aristide Briand, Rouen, Haute-Normandie, 76000, France
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7, rue Croix de Fer, Rue St Nicolas, Rouen, Haute-Normandie, 76000, France
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1 Place de la Cathedrale, Rouen, Haute-Normandie, 76000, France
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1, rue Morand, Rouen, Haute-Normandie, 76000, France
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Rue de la Mare Sansoure, St-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Haute-Normandie, 76800, France
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12 rue St-Romain, , Rouen, Haute-Normandie 76000
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Top Things to Do in Rouen

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NOTREDAME CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city. is a roman catholic gothic architecture cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Rouen And Normandy.. The building contains the tomb of...
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GROS HORLOGE

Next to the arch of the Gros Horloge, and probably frequently overlooked, is this fountain, built in 1733 in the reign of Louis XV, with a sculpture depicting the love between the river god Alpheus...
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Eglise Jeanne d'Arc - Vieux Marche

In the Vieux Marche area is the Joan of Arc Church completed in 1979. in the area that she was burned at the stake in 1431. The curves of the roof are ment to depict the flames that consumed her. Joan...
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ARCHITECTURE

Yet another masterpiece of the flamboyant Gothic style which has been so popular in Rouen's history it seems, the Palais de Justice (Law Courts) was little more than a bombed out shell at the end of...
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The abbey church of Saint-Ouen

More impressive than Rouen's Notre Dame Cathedral is, in my opinion, the Abbey Church of St Ouen. It's also HUGE! This grand old church, built in the Norman Gothic style, was started in 1318. The...
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OTHER CHURCHES

According to wikipedia, the Church of St Maclou in Rouen is considered to be one of the best examples of the flamboyant style of Gothic architecture in France. Unfortunately it was somewhat difficult...
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"Rouen : both a modern and a medieval city."
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"Fantastic Rouen"
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"Rouen"
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"See the Flamboyant Gothic Churches"
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"Rouen"
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