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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

Place de la Cathedrale, Rouen, France
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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.
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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.

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Strasbourg, France
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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.

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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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

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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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.

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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

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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

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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.

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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

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