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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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Nice old church...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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langley, bc, canada
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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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Holt, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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