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Rue du Gros-Horloge

Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
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Ranked #4 of 36 Attractions in Rouen
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The street has a nice medieval, Norman feel to it. The clock and the old timbered buildings lend a magic to what could be just another shopping street. Adding this walk to the other close by areas of old Rouen makes for a delightful day of strolling. There are many places to stop for a beverage or a light meal.... More

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Denderleeuw, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Super crowded shopping street, amazing medieval buildings that make you wonder for hours how come they are still there. The central clock gives a special charm to this special street that has all the modern and trendy shops but at the same time makes you go back a few hundred years on time.

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Villa Park, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The street has a clock built into the connection between two building over the street. And the clock is not original but has a modern mechanism. The street has a lot of shops, but not much different than you'd find on many other shopping streets in many other cities. Depending on where you're coming from, it's a way to get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

linked with a meander around the various squares, a view of the clock is essential. Amazing workmanship.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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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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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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