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Rue du Gros-Horloge

Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
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Ranked #2 of 39 Attractions in Rouen
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Columbia, South Carolina
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317 reviews 317 reviews
193 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Gros-Horloge is certainly eye catching, but that wonderful clock isn’t the only attraction on the street. The old buildings lining the street are very appealing in their own right. When our tour group walked here last month on the way to the Old Market Square I tried hard to find just the right position from which to photograph the... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Amazing clock and i loved all the carving inside the archway and lovely surrounding medieval streets.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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88 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Rue du Gros-Horloge is full of nice small shops with souvenirs and crafts. The main attraction here is the astronomical clock, there are not many of them in Europe to see.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Many visitors are unaware that they can climb to the top of this magnificent clock tower. There is a recorded history and narrative available which offers considerable information about the clock motif and workings. Although I was a bit frightened when I walked the catwalk outside of the tower, the view of Rouen was magnificent!

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely walk- the horloge is very intriguing. I love that I stumbled on a 150 year old craft shop! I wish I spoke more french so I could have bought more things there!

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Mayfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Sit and have coffee next to the clock and appreciate the architect and detailed work! The under arch detail is really amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very pretty street. The clock tower building is worth a visit. It gives you a good audio tour on the local history and the clock itself as well as a great viewing platform at the top. I was a bit unsure at first as 400 steps on a spiral staircase but you go up in stages and stop at various... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The street is filled with shops and the highlight is the Gros-Horloge. My husband loves watches and clocks, so this is totally his place. It was a pretty well informed audio tour and it was pretty cool to see the clock move from the window right next to it. The top of the building is where you must go, you... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Rouen is a lovely place to visit and walk around and the highlight for us was the Gros Horloge itself. Why doesn't it have its own entry? The walk up and through the building gives a fascinating insight to the history and working of the clock. The chief benefit of taking the tour is the close up views of the... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Donät miss the historic old town; either visit with little train, or walk through the streets around Gros Horloge - very impressive building

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