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“Lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Place du Vieux-Marche

Place du Vieux-Marche
Rouen, France
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Ranked #18 of 37 Attractions in Rouen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The scale is not so big but you can see some regional specialities at this market. There are cafe and restaurants nearby so you can sit down and watch the market comfortably.

Visited June 2012
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“Over priced and over rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This square should be Rouen's show-piece instead its full of over priced and over rated restaurants which look lovely but cater almost entirely for the tourist trade, customers who will only visit once so no one actually cares. The church of Joan D'Arc, in the middle of the square is unbelievably ugly in a city of stunning medieval architecture. However one must visit this area at least once on a trip to Rouen, then move on to the many other much more beautiful sites to see and enjoy. I have been t Rouen about 15 times and am always finding something new and interesting to see, but not the Place du Vieux-Marche. Although I can recommend JB's bar on the corner, a very pleasant place for a beer or coffee.

Visited February 2013
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“Rouen, sites and restaurants around Vieux Marche”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

In or near the Vieux Marche there are 4 commendable restaurants, la Couronne which is the oldest restaurant in France, le Maupassant (reviewed separately) almost next door and Gill (2 star) across the square. Just off the square is another restaurant les Nympheas.

When searching out the perfect restaurant for our holiday meals, we found that the homeless take up space in the Vieux Marche after 7pm but they seemed harmless enough.

The Vieux Marche itself is said to be the big market but we didn’t find it that big. Perhaps it is because it was the last few days before Christmas. There is another open market on the other side of town that looked bigger and busier to our eye.

The church Jeanne d’Arc is very modern and worth a visit. A stunning stained glass window covers a full wall. The roof looks like several tents of different sizes from the outside. It becomes the covers to the market - a good thing in a town where it rains so much.

Visited December 2012
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“Touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Better options on sights and value in other parts of Rouen. Usual ring of restaurants and bars charging a bit more based on location.

Visited October 2012
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“Market place with roads off”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Good parking in le Vieux Marche multi-story. Car park close to everywhere for walking. The new church for Ste Jeanne d'Arc dominates. (The church is built over the place where she was burnt at the stake.) Interesting in a Coventry Cathedral type way as the architecture is very modern. Great stained glass windows. Plenty of restaurants and interesting little shops. But when you go to Rouen you can't help but end up here at some point.

Visited September 2012
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