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Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
Phone Number: 0262864621
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What a great street!!

The gold and blue clock is the piece du resistance! just a few steps away from the Church of Joan of Arc, a lovely market and some great shopping and eating. This street is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The gold and blue clock is the piece du resistance! just a few steps away from the Church of Joan of Arc, a lovely market and some great shopping and eating. This street is a must see! It also has the EU’s oldest restaurant..

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Maun, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Take leisurely stroll up and back down the street to appreciate the history and architecture, we did a morning and early evening walk to see the lights after dinner. Camera is a must. Lots if shops and places to eat. Christmas market was amazing.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Tower clock during the day or night.one of the oldest working mechanisms in Europe Ypou can visit it or just walk by and take lots of pictures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This a wonderful street, in an historic town. It has lots of different shops, but the outstanding attribute is the archway that contains the ancient clock. The clock has a sun featured in the middle and 12 rays, spreading out on its dial. The street runs between Joan of Arc church and Notre Dame Cathedral, it is a pedestrian only... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Rue is the main street in the pedestrian zone. The zone starts at the Eglise St-Vincent, goes to Notre-Dame-de-Rouen, and then past St-Maclou. The entire walk is great with lots of places to eat along the route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Gros Horloge is a fourteenth-century astronomical clock in Rouen, Normandy. The clock is installed in a Renaissance arch crossing the Rue du Gros-Horloge, in Rouen. The mechanism is one of the oldest in France, the movement was made in 1389.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This attraction fits lots of useful information about this particular clock, it's role in Rouen and Rouen itself into a small space. Spread over a number of floors the displays and information provide insight into how Rouen developed as a city in France and the importance these clocks have all over Europe. Very much worth a visit, but get there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The “Great Clock” tower along the cobblestone Rue du Gros-Horloge is an astronomical clock set on an archway. This clock dates back to the 16th century and an important symbol of medieval history. It is located near the Place du Vieux where the St. Joan of Arc Church and bronze cross marking the site where she was burned at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Although it is one of the best shopping location in Rouen, it is also an historic place. Must be seen, nice part of the walk through view Rouen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You can't miss it when in Rouen as it connects main attractions. Nice atmosphere and place to get a coffee and walk around.

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