We have driven through Rouen several times as it is on the most direct route from the Channel Tunnel to our ultimate destination, but had never before stopped there other than accidentally because of roadworks!
Finding our hotel for the night, which was on a pedestrian street in the Old Town was our first challenge, and negotiating the car lift to the underground car park was our second! Once settled though we headed out to explore.
Although it was early evening the market place was busy and there was still a considerable amount of produce available to purchase.
Rouen is famous for it's centuries old half-timbered houses, many of which have been restored, and some of the examples in this street of the Great Clock are thought to pre-date the burning of St Joan!
Have I whetted your appetite for a visit to Rouen? And I haven't even mentioned the restaurants:) Just let me say that I will never look at smoked beef in the same way again :)
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Wow! There's not much better than an old church that is still beautiful! What great photos an d history you shared, thanks so much :)ReplyDelete
My Corner of the World
Great pics and a find history tour.
Thanks for sharing your pictures of Rouen. It sounds well worth stopping at.ReplyDelete
Rouen sounds like a very interesting place to visit. I have to admit I have never heard of a car lift. I suppose space is at a premium?ReplyDelete
Great photos and I love all the additional information you took the trouble to share....I need to go back to France!ReplyDelete