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Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
Phone Number: 0262864621

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Spellbindingly beautiful

As you walk down from the cathedral, the Rue du Gros-Horloge holds your gaze in the distance. The street is mesmerisingly beautiful and a joy to stroll along with all the old... read more

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

First thing you notice is the lack of a minute hand. They did not have them at the time of completion. This is just a quick picture. Have a look as you pass beneath for some interesting engravings on the under side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

As you walk down from the cathedral, the Rue du Gros-Horloge holds your gaze in the distance. The street is mesmerisingly beautiful and a joy to stroll along with all the old buildings in style Normand from past centuries. It is a real treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Obviously the tourist landmark in this historic city. Street tends to get crowded by walking tours, but if you can get there early in the morning stop at "Paul", a chain of very nice bakeries and have an espresso and croissant to pastry. Also pleasant area in the evening; the late day setting sunlight on gold face of clock very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a beautiful medieval clock. Dates around 1528 and decorates the former City Hall. Check out the stone carvings on the arch pass through and notice the lambs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Shops, cafes and bakeries line both sides of the street, while half-timbered buildings recall the town's history. The street leads to the square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, a modern church with swooping roofline reminiscent of sails marking the place. Peek down the side streets off rue du Gros-Horloge to see medieval buildings leaning outward and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Old, old Rouen ... not touched by our bombers ... Norman atmosphere plus ... great shopping ... right near everything else !!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Like many European cities Rouen has integrated historical buildings with retail establishments. The Clock stands out! I'm not sure the stores do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Without doubt the highlight among many when wandering the medieval streets of Rouen. Take time to examine the carvings underneath the arch as well as the clock itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Astronomical Big Clock impact you. You are walking by the shops and suddenly it are in front of you. Beautiful, colorful with a lot of small details. Amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A very interesting street clock. It is also possible to go up to the tower and see the mechanism. But if you want to return down to catch the "noon" allow yourself some minutes more because there might be a queue on your way down.

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Additional Information about Rue du Gros-Horloge

Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
Phone Number: 0262864621
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Haute-Normandie  >  Seine-Maritime  >  Rouen

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