We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

Place de la Cathedrale, Rouen, France
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 38 attractions in Rouen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This stunning Gothic structure is considered by some to be the town's most important architectural landmark.
Write a Review

697 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    417
    240
    37
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

wonderful stair built in different centuries to the archives...Richard the Lionhearts tomb...lovely gothic...amazing restoration after the war...impressive light show Liked the smaller but stunningly detailed Eglise Maclou too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

A beautiful Cathedral inside and out. Definately worth a visit. There are some splendid stone statues inside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Strasbourg, France
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It is really worthwhile to visit inside the cathedral which is a really large one. Some tomb of a few Dukes of Normandy around the heart of the cathedral can also be seen.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Noordeloos, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
76 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A highly impressive cathedral, that badly was damaged during World War II, and still is in a state of repair. Depending on how detailed you'll want to admire the church, you'll may need several hours for the visit. Don't expect to have the same view on it's front side as Monet depicts in his panel of paintings, as the place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Quite a surprise. Very spectacular. Well worth a visit. Interiors are amazing and on a very grand scale.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gillingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Light show at night is just brillant and awesome, lots of ohhs and ahhs from the crowds as the cathedral is lit up with lights as well as the music.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SAINT LOUIS
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The cathedral itself is yet another beautiful sanctuary but the star of this attraction is the fantastic light show. We happened upon it walking back to our boat after dinner the first night and as we were still in Rouen the next night we went back to see it again. Don't believe that I have ever seen anything quite like... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
64 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped her on the way from Paris to the Normandie coast (Honfleur) and it was well worth the lunchtime stop. It is a major cathedral with a very unusual feeling (and extremely picturesque) in the interior. There is underground public parking just a couple of blocks away and some nice shops in the area - its worth the walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fairly average cathedral, was damaged in WW2 so therefore unsure valuable items and features lost following rebuild.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
146 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The spires and columns of this cathedral are visible for a distance and are a Rouen landmark. Despite the construction work being done around the building, the features of this beautiful Gothic cathedral are clearly visible. I was in awe of the craftsmanship needed to create the delicate, ornamented carvings surrounding the towers. Although our guide pointed out the uneven... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen also viewed

Rouen, Seine-Maritime
Rouen, Seine-Maritime
 

Been to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing