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Place du Vieux-Marche

Rouen, France
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Ranked #18 of 38 attractions in Rouen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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South East England
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There can be few things better than sitting outside a café in the Place de Vieux-Marche in Rouen. It has everything. It has great cafes and restaurants; it has one of the most beautiful churches in the world and it has a history that cannot fail to make you think. It encourages a philosophical attitude to life and I have... More

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little area, just a stroll on a nice day, like the rest of the town. Go when the shops are open though, more of a buzz. Lovely restaurants as well, lively.

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Rouen, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had diner at the Place du Vieux Marché, next to a souvenir shop and the next day we were sick from fish!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

One of the only places in Rouen where you can drink something on sunday morning, there are plenty bars with outside seats.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Sunday market was my favorite time spent in Rouen. I went to several markets throughout France during my three week holiday. Rouen was my favorite! The entire town was closed except for a few cafés and restaurants. The main square & side streets were bustling with people. Anything & everything was for sale. My husband had an outstanding sausage... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Walking by the stalls with their fresh hot dishes and cooked meat like duck breasts and whole chickens, I wished I had somewhere to store and sit down to eat some of these things. I suppose we could've gone back to our hotel room and eaten, but hanging out in the Place du Vieux-Marche was fun and we didn't want... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Place du Vieux-Marche, literally the ancient market square, is a picturesque old marketplace in the old town of Rouen. To the southern side are various café bars and restaurants, and also a couple of museums, with attractively coloured half-timbered buildings dominating that side of the square. To the east is the Rue de Grande Horloge, while the northern side... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

In the center of Place du Vieux Marche is a beautiful modern church of Saint Joan of Arc. This is a wonderful church with stunning stained glass windows. And next to the church is the site were Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. There is a statue of her and memorial to her. Surrounding this area are old... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A large square in the old town, where Joan of Arc ended her life. Now surrounded by r estaurants with outside seating on the square itsef overlooking the indoor market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stumbled into this town by accident but it was the greatest thing ever. The timber house on top of modern shops were amazing to look at. This area looked like a great place to chill and get drinks in the near by pubs. There was also a old school looking carrousal that looked neat.

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