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Rue du Gros-Horloge

Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
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Ranked #3 of 37 attractions in Rouen
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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189 reviews 189 reviews
140 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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77 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A nice street, and you have a clock tower on it. Many shops, lots of tourists. The way from St.Joan d'Arc to the Rouen Cathedral or vice versa.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Interesting little museum up the clock. It was the highlight of our trip to Rouen. Headset tour in English was helpful and interesting. Nice view if walking street from the tower and can easily spot other landmarks. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Nice bit of history centered around the clock and bell tower. well designed audio tour, ending in a great panoramic view of the city.

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