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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 #10 of 39 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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Holt, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We took an early train from Paris to Rouen to see the Cathedral that Monet painted so many times. But when we left the train station we got off on the wrong foot - and ended up here, thinking that surely this gigantic structure must be the Cathedral that we were looking for. Only after an hour of gazing in... More

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This ruin just has so much character! Every angle seemed like another great photo op. This was one of our14-yr-old granddaughter's favorite sites in all of Normandy. Very picturesque.

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Denver CO
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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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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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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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