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Rue du Gros-Horloge

Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
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Ranked #5 of 39 Attractions in Rouen
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks

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Hamilton
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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175 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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375 reviews 375 reviews
232 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a fantastic guide who explained this is more than just a clock. she pointed out that at the bottom of the clock it will tell you which day of the week it is depending on the picture that is showing. For example Mardi French for Tuesday is 'Mars' the god of war so you see a picture of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It catches your eyes and leaves you with a feeling of wonder ... How did they make all these amazingly beautiful curved figures under the arch? The clock is also very impressive and beautiful!!! There are plenty nice shops on that street, at the end of which is the granderous Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Rouen!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The shopping street with Normandian ancient buildings was a great combination. The Gros-Horloge tower is a must visit place.

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Queensland
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Rouen is a revelation in the Summer. This street is surrounded by Norman houses and interesting byways, cafes, and craft shops. The restaurants around the Cathedral are of varying quality but draw the crowds every evening

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