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St. Ouen's Abbey, Rouen

(4.4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • 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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  • An imposing building that also maintain inside. There was just an exhibition and we got very nice explanation of an enthusiastic young man over the works of art.
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  • St. Ouen' s Abbey is now owned by the city of Rouen. It is huge and is beautiful. It currently being used as an art exhibition