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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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A wide array of shops are located along this pedestrian street which starts in front of the cathedral all the way through to the market. To be honest, I'm not very good with crowds and this turned otu to be a marathon for me. Thankfully, we were able to seek refuge in the different shops located left and right and... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This street has a mix of modern name brand shops and quaint old architecture, including the clock that gives it the name. Timber framed buildings abound.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The older buildings and the clock are lovely, but mixed in with this you have some horrible newer architecture and lots of what would count as high street stores. It would be lovely to find more of the unique stores. Pay special attention to the older buildings though as you never know what you might see.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a significant monument and how well preserved. It shines out over the city street. Good photo opportunity.

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Crewkerne, Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a review about the little advertised museum where you can get in to the building and see behind the face of this famous clock. The door is on the right side of the road, just under the clock arch. It cost us only a few Euros and the visit was really interesting. We climbed inside the building and... More

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Strasbourg, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

All the "Rue du Gros Horloge" is worthwhile to see. Old houses, shops with a nice view of the Cathedral.

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bury st edmunds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is an amazing timepiece en route from the ultra modern church of Joan of Arc to the medieval Cathedral. Just after you pass the clock there is a beautiful relief of sheep reminding passers by from whence some of the wealth of Rouen was derived.

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