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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

Address: Place de la Cathedrale, Rouen, France
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Type: Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This stunning Gothic structure is considered by some to be the town's...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owner description: This stunning Gothic structure is considered by some to be the town's most important architectural landmark.
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is a lovely place to visit, in the most quaint old square that is full of street performers and adorable souvenir shops. The cathedral itself is very intricate, with a lovely carved stone stairwell. I recommend you visit it if you have half an hour spare

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

So many beautiful windows, and ceilings, gorgeous. Seemed to be free entrance and open most of the time. Easy to get to, right in the square. Good for half an hour. Or more if you are not with bored 10 yr old boy.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Its grand arches and columns. The beautiful blue stain glass was shining as the sun bathed the Cathedral.

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Hampton, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited late one night due to its location behind our hotel. What a beautiful, historic piece of architecture. A must see if visiting Rouen.

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Montara, CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It all looked so familiar from knowing Monet's many paintings. The inside was lovely, but I'd seen so many cathedrals in the last few months, I guess my eyes were worn out.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I went to see this cathedral because Monet painted it, but there's more to it than that. The interior is high and bright and gave me much more of an impression of awe, spirit and "up"-ness than I got from Notre Dame or Chartres. Because of war damage, it doesn't have old stained glass. There are two interesting sarcophagi here:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The cathedral is part of the tour of Rouen's landmarks described on the audioguide that can be rented from the tourist office opposite. The guide is a real gem - with it we went on a walk around Rouen taking in not only the cathedral but also the ossuary, palais de justice, parks, grand horloge and much more. Instead of... More 

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What a stunning and beautiful piece of architecture. This cathedral is outstanding and well worth taking the time to walk around both internally and externally.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I think any of these large old cathedrals should not be missed. There is so much history and wonderful art inside. Everyone of them is well worth the effort to visit. Almost all are free but this one in Rouen, there was a beggar manning the doors. They expected some type of monetary gift for opening the door for you.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We saw the light show in September which used the facade of the cathedral as the screen. It was quite beautiful and amazing with a lot of special effects.

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