It is impossible to spend a weekend, a mini break or a holiday in Rouen without going to the Gros-Horloge clock, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Church of Saint-Ouen, the Museum of Fine Arts, the view from Sainte-Catherine’s Hill in Bonsecours, the British military cemetery in Petit-Quevilly, the timber framed streets of the centre of town, the Château du Taillis, the Panorama XXL on the quays of the Seine or the Joan of Arc History Museum.

But let yourself also be tempted by unusual cultural sites such as the rope-making museum (Corderie Vallois), the National Education Museum (Musée National de l’Éducation), the Secq des Tournelles Ironwork Museum, the manors and châteaux of the Seine Valley, the Circus in Elbeuf or the Cimetière Monumental and the headstones of famous people.

Did you know:
Rouen has more than 3000 historic houses, some of them nearly a thousand years old. The city center is entirely pedestrian and it’s a joy to get lost in its windy, cobbled streets. Don’t skip Rouen’s most “instagramable” spot, the huge and beautiful medieval clock called Gros-Horloge.