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Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
Phone Number: 0262864621
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Loved this street

Great area to browse in. Wonderful old buildings leaning on each other for support. The clock is beautiful. Put this on your list for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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St. George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area to browse in. Wonderful old buildings leaning on each other for support. The clock is beautiful. Put this on your list for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At some point you will come across this street as you wander the Old Town. It's named after the large clock tower which you will see regardless of which direction you are walking on the street (as long as you haven't passed it. The clock is good to look at; I didn't go into the tower and I don't think... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This clock is lovely and the streets around it are the old Rouen. Take your time to look up. Some buildings in the area have bullet and shell hole damage from the 2 world war very poignant.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rue du Gros Horloge is a great mix of traditional old wooden buildings and modern shops. The clock straddling the street is beautiful and glows brightly in the sunshine as we stroll slowly window shopping.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street provides a focus for visitors in Rouen linking the old market place with the cathedral and ornamented with Rouen's most fabulous clock. Amble through and enjoy a coffee or a visit to the restaurants. It is a charming area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great street to wander up and down, take in the sites, timber framed buildings, reflections in the glass and chance views down side streets, and of course, the clock.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have seen much better in Prague and Germany but worth a look if you are nearby but do n't hold your breath!

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East Grinstead UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cruise to Rouen we walked around the old city and came across this street with it's fantastic clock. Many wooden buildings and cobbled streets abound to the north of the Cathedral. Get a map of the City from the Tourist Office opposite the front of the Cathedral and spend a few hours exploring the many lovely streets. Plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the harbor with our Viking cruise and spent two wonderful days here! The clock can't be missed, it is very interesting as it is situated in the wonderful old town. Plenty of shops, museums, tourist and locals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking this medieval street is a tourist attraction in its own right. The half-timbered houses are among the best in Europe. The Big Clock is in the middle of the street, and at each end of the street are 2 spectacular but very different churches. Street musicians, chocolate shops all top it off.

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