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Rue du Gros-Horloge

Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
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Ranked #2 of 39 Attractions in Rouen
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Many visitors are unaware that they can climb to the top of this magnificent clock tower. There is a recorded history and narrative available which offers considerable information about the clock motif and workings. Although I was a bit frightened when I walked the catwalk outside of the tower, the view of Rouen was magnificent!

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Burlington, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely walk- the horloge is very intriguing. I love that I stumbled on a 150 year old craft shop! I wish I spoke more french so I could have bought more things there!

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Mayfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Sit and have coffee next to the clock and appreciate the architect and detailed work! The under arch detail is really amazing.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very pretty street. The clock tower building is worth a visit. It gives you a good audio tour on the local history and the clock itself as well as a great viewing platform at the top. I was a bit unsure at first as 400 steps on a spiral staircase but you go up in stages and stop at various... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The street is filled with shops and the highlight is the Gros-Horloge. My husband loves watches and clocks, so this is totally his place. It was a pretty well informed audio tour and it was pretty cool to see the clock move from the window right next to it. The top of the building is where you must go, you... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Rouen is a lovely place to visit and walk around and the highlight for us was the Gros Horloge itself. Why doesn't it have its own entry? The walk up and through the building gives a fascinating insight to the history and working of the clock. The chief benefit of taking the tour is the close up views of the... More

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Donät miss the historic old town; either visit with little train, or walk through the streets around Gros Horloge - very impressive building

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A wide array of shops are located along this pedestrian street which starts in front of the cathedral all the way through to the market. To be honest, I'm not very good with crowds and this turned otu to be a marathon for me. Thankfully, we were able to seek refuge in the different shops located left and right and... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This street has a mix of modern name brand shops and quaint old architecture, including the clock that gives it the name. Timber framed buildings abound.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The older buildings and the clock are lovely, but mixed in with this you have some horrible newer architecture and lots of what would count as high street stores. It would be lovely to find more of the unique stores. Pay special attention to the older buildings though as you never know what you might see.

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