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St. Ouen's Abbey

Place du General de Gaulle, 25 | BP666, 76000 Rouen, France
2 32 08 32 40
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Ranked #9 of 38 attractions in Rouen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: A large 16th century church surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows.
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Denver CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral and while many of the sites we saw were being renovated, this one could use some attention. I was impressed with the stained glass here and even a person practicing the organ while we walked through. It was quite a site to see and sound quality from the organ was amazing.

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Longview, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was the first thing we saw coming out of the parking garage. It is fantastic. It is free and the grounds are well kept. But the inside is not as well reconstructed as some in the area. It is still very beautiful. There is a school on the side of the grounds. I loved seeing that part at least... More

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We visited Rouen on our trip to Normandie for the 70th anniversary of DDay. It is a fabulous part of the culture of the time. Worth a visit if in the area.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When we visited St. Ouen's on a Thursday afternoon, there was some sort of modern musical/theatrical work being rehearsed at the west end of the church, and therefore that part was blocked off. We were still able to see most of this beautiful building and its lovely stained glass.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nearly empty now but it is a good appreciation of the size and effort put into building these churches.

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Although used as a church seldom, the history and architecture are well worth the visit. At 9 to 11 at night they put on free light shows. The staff was friendly. The entrance is on the opposite side from the hotel Duville.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place is amazing surrounding by a nice beautiful park. It's just beside the Cathedral. Worth visiting

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Very very beautiful, inside and out. You can get some really neat photos of the outside in practically any weather. Very picturesque with the trees. If you walk around to the side, there is a small park which is also worth visiting, if only to stroll.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I don't know why, but when I first saw pictures of it, I imagined it would be a small little church. It turned out to be quite large. There is a lovely park on the grounds, which would be ideal for lunching.

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London
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Behind the dull 19th Century is a vast and beautiful medieval abbey church which is unquestionably one of the highlights of Rouen. The height and light of the interior, particularly at the crossing, is almost unsurpassed for the period.

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