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“Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Place de la Cathedrale, Rouen, France
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Ranked #1 of 38 Attractions in Rouen
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: This stunning Gothic structure is considered by some to be the town's most important architectural landmark.
Lakewood, Colorado
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There was a lot of renovation going on outside, including a large crane that detracted from the spire and steeple. The inside was beautiful - loved the stained glass and the tombs of the earlier kings, including Richard the Lionheart (supposedly only his heart is here in Rouen). Very interesting and lots of history.

Visited March 2014
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“Impressive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The cathedral in Rouen is an impressive Gothic structure - we enjoyed walking around taking in the sheer scale of the cathedral and the stained glass windows.

The tomb of Richard the Lionheart got the kids excited (as they have been reading about him at school) - apparently his heart is stored in a lead casket in the treasury.

Learnt that the Butter Tower is so called because it was built by funds collected from rich people who didn't want to give up butter for Lent.

Visited April 2014
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“WOW one of the best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We are touring the cathedrals of France and absolutely loved the Rouen cathedral. The architecture is stunning and light. We visited it 3 times in 2 days.

Visited April 2014
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Rouen, France
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“beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

both for religious and non-religious visitors, whetther you're an expert at architectture or not, it's beautiful and interesting. A must-see when in Rouen. And take a look at the Tourist Board that's right aacross from it, it's in a borgeous building too.

Visited March 2014
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“stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

this is wonderful and awe inspiring. don't miss it. I was overcome with the splendour and the wonderful atmosphere

Visited April 2014
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