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St. Ouen's Abbey, Rouen

(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Admire the striking Gothic architecture of the well-preserved St. Ouen's Abbey, towering over the town with its sharply-pointed spires and decorations. Originally founded as a monastery during the 8th century, the church later grew into a center of Benedictine Catholic influence and received many remodels during the following centuries. Enter the church to experience its array of tall, stained-glass windows that bring a great deal of light into the interior, and explore the vaulted hallways, naves, and cloisters within. Don't miss seeing the late 19th-century pipe organ inside: it's one of France's most famous and treasured instruments of its kind. If time permits, wander the church's extensive gardens and grounds. Use our Rouen vacation route planner to add St. Ouen's Abbey and other attractions to your Rouen vacation plans.
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  • Surprisingly, seemed much more interesting, the famous Rouen Cathedral, eh not something painted by Monet. Here, all the greater, more powerful, refined and lighten up. However, after the trio ruanskih cathedrals, Paris Notre-Dame Will no longer seem so interesting at all.
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  • Majestic, stained-glass windows of beauty particularly large rosettes. If possible visit the vaults (see dates at the tourist office) especially in fine weather the panorama is magnificent
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  • Worthy of a cathedral and superb architecture, temporary exhibition without major interest, deserves an outdoor revival by a whitening of the walls that the Cathedral.
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