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Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France

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The medieval clock is not to be missed

This attraction is located on a picturesque street that should be included on any walking tour of Rouen. It is in the open, so it does not take long to see it, but make sure to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you really want to go to Rouen, do so! Lovely city with nice walkable sights. But if you're considering going out of your way to see Rouen, I'd advise you to reconsider or at least keep the stop short. Let me summarize: Cool old clock and cathedral, and LOTS of half-timbered buildings. Plague cemetery would be cool too (it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This attraction is located on a picturesque street that should be included on any walking tour of Rouen. It is in the open, so it does not take long to see it, but make sure to look at it both front and back -- it is different on each side.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of the busiest street's to stroll in Rouen, with options to shop, munch, n specially booze in "Delirium". The clock gives us an insight of-the then life of people. Would suggest to get the audio guide to know the history behind its construction & it's later developments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was first in Rouen about 58 years ago on an engineering visit and so saw little of Rouen. The exception was the Gros Horloge and this was my first target this time with a better camera than I could afford when younger. It remains for me a true icon of Rouen and not to be missed.

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Aveiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice "horloge" and street. The city is nice in a global way and not to see particular places. Nice building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A medieval street that feels like a step back in time. The clock is beautiful. The arch under the clock is also something to stop and take the time to appreciate Good shopping along this street too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Literally, to walk on this street is to walk not exactly through time, but under it. Rue du Gross Horloge is a lovely medieval street, but the clock is the height of this experience. Of all the town clocks I have seen in Europe, this is the one that comes to mind first. It is stunningly beautiful and very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Cost about €6 several rooms, 200 spiral steps. But lots of places on the way up to stop off and seethe internal workings of this beautiful clock. The upper rooms have fabulous views. And the bell is impressive. The view point at the top is not for the faint hearted, but the views over the city are worth the climb.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

load of junkies asking for money. cant cope with this. suppose its a nice enough street. only good thing on is Delirium. Clock is alright.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This street is a great immersion into French life, it is not really the clock that is so fascinating. However, the clock is of interest and a sight to enjoy. The shops are so french, yet such a joy to have most speak English. And, there is a variety of them: clothing, shoes, the usual souvenir, flowers, specialty chocolates, art... More 

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