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Rue du Gros-Horloge

Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
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Ranked #3 of 38 attractions in Rouen
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not far from the Cathedral and the Palais de Justice, the clock is visible from different points of the city if you're walking around but seeing it up front is also worth it. There's a lot of shops, cafés and restaurants in the area and even though it was a holiday and mostly everything was closed, there were a lot... More

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South East England
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stroll from the magnificent medieval cathedral to the twentieth century church of Joan of Arc and you will pass through centuries of history; modern shops; bustling tourists and busy locals. You will pass shops that tempt you with edible goodies or the latest fashions. You will have to resist, or not, aromas of coffee, croissants, macaroons and chocolate.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely area when shops and restaurants are open which is not on Sunday or Monday! Medieval buildings are well preserved, think of a french York!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As some of the visitor photos show, this clock is well worth viewing. The narrow streets and nearby market are a pleasant stroll. Almost purchased a crepe at a street vendor, but was too full from lunch. They looked wonderful.

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Sydney, Australia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
169 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Rue is beautiful with lots of traditional buildings - make sure you look up at the buildings first to see all the character, and then head into the shops for some shopping.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
77 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

After a disappointed visit to Le Mans we had time left over, so, Rouen was en route. Nice city with lots of old buildings and shops galore. It. Had a buzz about it. Go. When the shops are open though.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is worth a visit and listening to the handset. Very interesting with an insight into the history of Rouen and some good views

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The Hague
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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This port with a huge clock on both sides is a fine example of the quality from earlier centuries. Impressive to see the craftsmanship.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We came upon this clock tower during our random wandering through the city of Rouen. Surrounded by old buildings, this clock really stood out from afar. At first look, it seems like the clock is built into a stone arch sitting above the street. I was surprised to see an entrance to the clock tower after noting some tourists wandering... More

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Las Vegas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was a fun little self-quided tour to explore the inner workings of the town clock tower. You climb 5 or so levels of narrow stairs up to the top where you have expansive views of the town. At each level you explore various rooms with explanations for each room and details on how the clock works. We thought it... More

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