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St. Ouen's Abbey

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Address: Place du General de Gaulle, 25 | BP666, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 2 32 08 32 40
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Description: A large 16th century church surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows.

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Abbaye Saint-Ouen de Rouen

The Church of St. Ouen is a large Gothic Roman Catholic church in Rouen, northern France, famous for both its architecture and its large, unaltered Cavaillé-Coll organ, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A very empty abbey. This sort of impressive build would never happen these days . unfortunately there was little information available about its history. Worth a look if in Rouen but not a special trip to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Church of St. Ouen is a large Gothic Roman Catholic church in Rouen, northern France, famous for both its architecture and its large, unaltered Cavaillé-Coll organ, which Charles-Marie Widor described as "a Michelangelo of an organ". Built on a similar scale to nearby Rouen Cathedral, it is, along with church of Saint Maclou, one of the principal Gothic monuments... More 

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The incredible space and the lightness of the stones and coming from outside make the visit worthwhile. Nice exhibition too. A pity one did not play the organ or at lest a cd with it's music...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It is a very impressive building with such grand proportions. It is difficult to imagine the challenges faced by the architect and builders in the 14th century.

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

enjoyed walking around this lovely church. My only gripe wAs that there was no information in English.

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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Yes another amazing Catholic Church in downtown Rouen! A Mass was in progress while there and an art exposition in back.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

In contrast to the rather gloomy and grey cathedral interior, St. Ouen is filled with light and colour, coming from a few remarkable stained glass windows. It may only be the second church in Rouen but it's more impressive than many more famous cathedrals. A definite must-see. The exterior is equally stunning. Do walk around it, or have a picknick... More 

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Oyster Bay Cove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It is not the cathedral but St. Ouen is as impressive a gothic style church as any. In fact in some ways I preferred it to the cathedral . It is much brighter and therefore seems more comfortable a place to want to stay and pray for awhile. But they went one step further and were holding an exhibit of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is impressive from the outside, but the inside did not look very appealing. On the day of my visit there was a fund raiser type event going on, so there was an admission price. From what I did see on the inside there wasn't a lot going on in here. I did not see much when we entered from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Much grander than the notre-dame! very quiet as it is not so popular as other churches but definitely worth a visit. spectacular.

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