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Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France

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What a treat, youngest son loved it, 200 steps!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Rouen, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Arden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Montara, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Most French cities seem to have an arch with a grand clock - perhaps in olden times it was the only clock in town. The street was crowded, even on a Sunday, because there are many shops and January is when French stores all have grand sales. I'm amazed at the people who can manage baby strollers on the cobbles... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful museum and very interesting building, I would highly recommend a visit. Views from the upstairs windows are fantastic. There are quite a few stairs so be prepared! The staff are very helpful and friendly.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is the street with the large clock. Walk over, take 10 minutes to get some photos and be on your way. If you need to skip something on your itinerary, this would be it or the water street. It was a really nice clock and happens to be the oldest working timepiece in France. Do not worry if you... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In December the weather is frightful, but the warmth of the people and bright lights of the Christmas Decorations more than make up for it. The chocolate shop was to die for, the history, the Christmas Market that lined the streets was worth the trip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Medieval and Renaissance history of Rouen is not able of being missed. All the more surprising given that many conflicts in north-western Europe have involved Rouen. We noticed that the streets of the medieval quarter still had three or four story, timber-framed buildings that looked decidedly unstable, leaning either left or right or into the street itself. The clock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had to wait a bit to to enter I small door beneath the clock. Had an audio guide which took you up small stairs to the back of the clock face. Informative little history lesson. You then cross over inside and climb the tower which houses the bell. You then can go above this and out on the a balcony... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The narrow alleys were filled with people shopping at the small stores and street vendors. It was nearing darkness and the holiday lights gave the street and clock a marvelous glow. Nearby the the bells of the Cathedral were chiming. Just a good, all around experience,

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