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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We were very lucky: had no clue about the existence of St.Ouen's Abbey and discovered it only because we found a parking garage right next to it. The Church is beautiful! The solemn interior is a bit austere and maybe will not impress some visitors, but I really loved its elegance and simplicity. There are well-preserved stained glass windows in... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Rollout,s statue in adjoining park Irish bar across the road , photo opportunities abound , bullet scarred walls

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Although the exterior is impressive the use of the interior space seems odd. The modern and ancient can sometime sit side by side to great effect but in this case it is simply ugly.

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Additional Information about St. Ouen's Abbey

Address: Place du General de Gaulle, 25 | BP666, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 2 32 08 32 40
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Haute-Normandie  >  Seine-Maritime  >  Rouen

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