St. Ouen's Abbey, Rouen

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#7 of 14 in Historic Sites in Rouen
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St. Ouen's Abbey by using our Rouen tour itinerary maker website .
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  • is not always part circuits tourist but is really worth a visit with the Antiques Fair next district
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  • Beautiful religious building whose inside is undergoing renovation. The stained glass windows are beautiful.
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  • Great at the beginning of the year. Very clear and a sense of emptiness despite his history. Be respected.
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If your main reason for visiting Rouen is its famous cathedral, which inspired Monet to paint dozens of canvasses, consider booking your room at a hotel in or around the city center. Despite being within walking distance of the cathedral and the river, hotels in this area provide comfort and privacy at modest prices. If you're looking to splurge and location isn't your priority, think about staying at a luxurious hotel-spa situated farther outside the city, where you can have access to heated outdoor pools.
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