Rouen, France
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  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen Centre

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen Centre

    Quartier Vieux Marché-Cathédrale0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional43 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen Centre
  • ibis Rouen Centre Champ de Mars

    ibis Rouen Centre Champ de Mars

    3-star

    Quartier Saint-Marc - Croix de Pierre - Saint-Nicaise1.1 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous193 Hotels.com guest reviews
    ibis Rouen Centre Champ de Mars
  • ibis budget Rouen Centre Rive Gauche

    ibis budget Rouen Centre Rive Gauche

    2-star

    Quartier Saint-Clément - Jardin des Plantes2.5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb66 Hotels.com guest reviews
    ibis budget Rouen Centre Rive Gauche
  • Campanile Rouen Mermoz

    Campanile Rouen Mermoz

    3-star

    Quartier Saint-Clément - Jardin des Plantes1.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good265 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Campanile Rouen Mermoz
  • Mercure Rouen Centre Cathedrale

    Mercure Rouen Centre Cathedrale

    4-star

    Rouen City Centre0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous334 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Mercure Rouen Centre Cathedrale
  • ibis Styles Rouen Centre Rive Gauche

    ibis Styles Rouen Centre Rive Gauche

    Quartier Saint-Clément - Jardin des Plantes2.5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb60 Hotels.com guest reviews
    ibis Styles Rouen Centre Rive Gauche
  • Best Western Plus Hotel Litteraire Gustave Flaubert

    Best Western Plus Hotel Litteraire Gustave Flaubert

    4-star

    Quartier Vieux Marché-Cathédrale0.4 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous200 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Best Western Plus Hotel Litteraire Gustave Flaubert
  • ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite

    ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite

    3-star

    Quartier Pasteur1 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good105 Hotels.com guest reviews
    ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite
  • B&B Hotel Rouen Centre St Sever

    B&B Hotel Rouen Centre St Sever

    3-star

    Centre Ville Rive Gauche1.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating7.2.Good33 Hotels.com guest reviews
    B&B Hotel Rouen Centre St Sever
  • Holiday Inn Express Rouen Centre - Rive Gauche, an IHG Hotel

    Holiday Inn Express Rouen Centre - Rive Gauche, an IHG Hotel

    3-star

    Quartier Saint-Clément - Jardin des Plantes1.9 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb189 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Holiday Inn Express Rouen Centre - Rive Gauche, an IHG Hotel
  • Alive Hotel de Quebec

    Alive Hotel de Quebec

    Rouen City Centre0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb60 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Alive Hotel de Quebec
  • Holiday Inn Express Rouen Centre - Rive Gauche

    Holiday Inn Express Rouen Centre - Rive Gauche

    3-star

    Centre Ville Rive Gauche1.3 kilometers to city centre

    Holiday Inn Express Rouen Centre - Rive Gauche
  • ibis Rouen Centre Rive Gauche Saint Sever

    ibis Rouen Centre Rive Gauche Saint Sever

    3-star

    Centre Ville Rive Gauche1.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good67 Hotels.com guest reviews
    ibis Rouen Centre Rive Gauche Saint Sever
  • Hotel Morand

    Hotel Morand

    2-star

    Quartier Vieux Marché-Cathédrale0.5 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating6.4.Good165 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Morand
  • Best Western Plus Hôtel de Dieppe 1880

    Best Western Plus Hôtel de Dieppe 1880

    4-star

    Gare-Jouvenet0.8 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb58 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Best Western Plus Hôtel de Dieppe 1880
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The crisscrossing beams of half-timber houses, the soft swell of the River Seine, and an awe-inspiring Gothic cathedral that’s right up there with Europe’s best, combine to make Rouen a Norman capital of culture - and a real highlight of northern France. The city’s gorgeous architecture has inspired everyone from Monet to Ruskin and Lichtenstein to put brush to canvas, and with a hearty dose of dark history also waiting to be uncovered, Normandy’s historic capital is sure to enthral.

Things to see

The towering spire of Rouen’s Notre-Dame cathedral can be seen soaring above the city’s cobbled streets for miles around. Once the world’s tallest, the cathedral now has to settle for simply being one of the most spectacular - and its wrinkled facade continues to provide inspiration for the artists and writers who flock here. During celebrations, elaborate light shows bring the building to life, turning its facade into a malleable canvas, and a living work of art. Inside, great arches swoop over rows of seating, providing a fittingly dramatic scene for the tomb of the revered warrior king - Richard the Lion Heart. There’s even more history waiting at the Church of St. Joan of Arc, which was built to watch over the spot where ‘The Maid of Orléans’ was burned to death for heresy. The original church was destroyed by Allied bombing runs, but fortunately the original, 16th century, stained glass windows were saved. Step inside to see the sun bathing them with light, and spraying vivid colour across the modern interior. The astronomical clock that stands proudly over Rue du Gros-Horloge is also at its best when the sun is coating it with light, causing it to sparkle above the heads of passing pedestrians. The clock is one of the oldest in France, and its mechanism dates all the way back to 1389.

Hotels in Rouen

Rustic decor meets modern convenience in the beautiful Rouen hotels - where you can lounge on sumptuously soft memory foam mattresses, while admiring the idiosyncratic patterns of mighty wooden beams, as they stretch across your room’s ceiling. With spot-lit bathrooms - that are gleamingly clean - and views out across the city, chances are your room’s fitness centre and swimming pool will be neglected in favour of glasses of wine in the bath, or on your sun-soaked balcony. A typically charming French buffet of buttery croissants, and freshly-squeezed fruit juices greets you in the morning, while WiFi and flat-screen televisions connect you to a world of international television and entertainment.

Where to stay

If the beautiful daubings that grace the walls of Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen museum inspire you to start your own art collection, then Rue Saint-Romain’s tiny studios, and charming galleries, are ideal for investing in local masterpieces. Rouen’s downtown, meanwhile, lets you explore this historic city’s wealth of spectacular buildings - like St Maclou and the Abbey church of St Ouen - before returning to a hotel that’s close to the shadow of the cathedral’s tall towers. As night falls, head to a local restaurant to taste the soft meat of a pink, Rouen duckling delicacy.

How to get to Rouen

Its River Seine location, Notre-Dame cathedral, and historic charm means Rouen has a lot in common with the French Capital. If you want to see Paris for yourself, you’re just 90 minutes’ drive away – and you can also make use of the massive Charles De Gaulle Airport. Take the fast train up to the city itself, before exploring Rouen, or taking a local service out to Normandy’s history-laced towns. The drive to the Channel Tunnel, and ferry terminals around Calais, takes just 2 hours.

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