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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

Place de la Cathedrale, Rouen, France
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Rouen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Mound, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the Cathedral during the day and enjoyed and admired it but the best show I have ever seen came after sundown when we watched the laser light show of the stories of Joan of Arc and Claude Monet. Everyone was in awe. DO NOT MISS THIS LIGHT SHOW. I know it is finished for this season but hopefully... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Yes, Thank you for that unmistakeable Cathedral that is in so many paintings of Monet. We were actually THERE - in PERSON - and Yes, scaffolding was present, but we could see what it would be through a squinty eye...... It will be B E A U T I F U L !!!!!!! It was awesome to be in this... More

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Dallas, TX
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Took a rental car to this very busy city. Had to drive around a bit to find a spot that required metered pay. The Cathedral is currently being worked on and has scaffolding in the front. What's amazing is when you walk outside of the structure, you see many of the figures don't have their heads and other parts due... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

While traveling on a Viking River Cruise down the Seine we were fortunate to be in Rouen in the evening to see the light show on the Cathedral. Between the lights and the music it was an experience that should not be missed if you are in that area.

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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Another beautiful church. Nearly every major town has a Notre Dame cathedral and they're all beautiful. I suppose one must pay each at least a cursory visit, but unless you have great interest in church history or architecture, there's really no reason to invest a great amount of time.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Rouen Cathedral, as it’s commonly called, is very old, very large, and very pleasing to the eye. It’s easy to find, too. The cast iron spire, the tallest in France, tops out at almost 500 feet and is visible for a long, long way. The main façade is one of the most intricate I’ve ever seen. The carvings and other... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After visiting churches in Paris, and other parts of Paris, we were a little disappointed that this one seemed like more of the same

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north west uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

i was lucky enough to see the son et lumiere performances of Jeanne(s) and Premiere Impressions on Rouen Cathedral in June and was SO blown away i crafted an entire holiday around being able to bring my husband over to see it too. we experienced the last night of this season on september 21st and believe me, we'll make a... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

When you go to Rouen do not miss the lumination that takes place on the Cathedral, it's better than fireworks

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We didn't get to spend too much time there as it was late when we arrived, I want to go back and just stay in Rouen for a few days to explore all the goodies that lay hidden in this lovely city. The city center is full of shops and attractions. A must go to!

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