Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rouen

Experience the gothic inspiration that Impressionist painter Claude Monet felt at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, where he filled 28 canvasses with the image of this cathedral. Gargoyles that dominate the rooftop stare down as you approach the façade, but even higher up is the soaring 151-m (495-ft) lantern tower atop the transept. Prepare for sweeping panoramic views of the Norman old town and Seine Valley from the lookouts.

The abbey also has several burials, including the tomb that contained Richard the Lionheart's heart. The cathedral's strong musical tradition means you may hear a talented organist playing the massive Jacquot-Lavergne organ. The preserved archiepiscopal palace and its conserved auxiliary buildings dating to the 12th century are rare gems in France. To visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen on your holiday in Rouen, and find out what else Rouen has to offer, use our Rouen.
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  • A stunning beautiful building in the heart of Rouen, a beautiful building. The Terrasse is a lovely restaurant for lunch  more »
  • Our visit to the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Rouen was perhaps the top highlight of our brief stay in Rouen. While we visited several impressive cathedrals in Belgium and France during our European...  more »
  • Come and see why Monet painted this lovely cathedral. I recommend many returns at different times of the day to see what Monet saw, as the light changed. It is huge and magnificent and catches the.....  more »
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  • World famous iconic cathedral with its flying buttresses and medieval architecture. The best views are from a boat on the Seine. There are visible signs of decay outside the building and it is very crowded at peak times.
  • Amazing cathedral, with the highest pike in France (Europe even?). A lot of history in and around. Almost always opened to visitors.
  • Absolutely beautiful and elegant. I was a real treat to walk through the cathedral. Glad that I took the time to visit.
  • Amazing structure which I found during roaming in Rouen. It was closed at that time as I saw some kind of restoration work was in progress. But exterior was astoundingly magnificent. Lot of open space available outside of this Church to spend leisure time. Tourist center is opposite of this church. Lot of eateries are located around.
  • A little crowded when we went. But a good place to visit and take pictures. You can then walk to ile saint louis.

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