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A large 16th century church surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows.
25 Place du General de Gaulle | Bp666, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 32 08 32 40
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This abbey was cathedral size and so many giant columns go up to a very high gothic ceiling. Stone carvings very elaborate. The beautiful and elaborate stain glass windows allow so much light striking various areas of the floor. Standing in the light filtered through...More

Thank Manuel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful wonderful Gothic church with terrific carvings, stonework and stained glass: but neglected with weeds growing out of the masonry in places and very blackened outside. badly in need of restoration which I hope the French authorities will soon start. They can't let a...More

Thank S9971YSmargaret
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Perhaps not as well known as the Cathedral, St Quen's Abbey is a wonderful towering Abbey that deserves to be visited. Archecturally superb both inside and out, the bells have to hear, clear and strong.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed August 20, 2018

St. Ouen's Abbey provide a strange experience. It is absolutely majestically but looking with attention you see it has been almost abandoned with nobody taking care. Many altars are dusty and some work tools are abandoned in the niches. Just to give you a short...More

Thank teibaal
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Cool inside but so much more and well worth a stroll. Very high vaulted ceilings and fab organ playing / practising ! Quiet and very well kept, not many people inside and all the better for it!! Lots of interesting features,with info available in many...More

Thank Suzi197
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

A remarkable church. As you enter, you immediately notice how quiet and light it is inside. By contrast with the main cathedral on the central square, in Saint-Ouen there is not many people and, I'd say, it is rather empty. There are no scores of...More

Thank Alexey K
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Soaring gothic ceiling, fine windows, handsome wrought iron, all in pristine condition. There were few visitors when we were there, so everyone tiptoed to maintain the quiet.

Thank Susan_Richmond
Reviewed June 27, 2018

this is a massive building and well worth wandering round. It was cool in the heat of the day. There are some interesting historical photographs

Thank Mike F
Reviewed June 1, 2018

One afternoon in May, my wife and I visited St Ouen's Abbey while we were in Rouen. My wife had read that the Abbey’s organ is one of the finest musical instruments in the world. It is a magnificent structure. I was surprised that there...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I went here as part of a northern-French 'organ crawl', and S. Ouen was indeed the highlight. To an organ buff, the very words 'Saint-Ouen' send shivers down one's spine. An instrument that can fill that cavernous space has to be special, and to do...More

1  Thank Aegisthus
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