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Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
Phone Number: 0262864621
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Patricia D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Robert L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small old roads that reminds you of how old the city is . The architecture is well preserved and there is many shops around .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seen internet images of the clock face but these bear no real comparison for the real life size of the actual faces. Arrive just before the hour and watch the moving persons. Won't give the surprises away! You can if you pay, visit the workings, but due to their nature it was not a feasible or realistic event for us.... More 

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Bayeux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main street of Rouen, quite nice, a lot of shops for the tourist, quite active during the day in a nice environment, looking up at the old architecture of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place praises itself to be the oldest Auberge in France (1345) but what really is praisworthy is the quality of its current cuisine. We started with a classic (foi gras) which almost melted on the palate asnd with a lemon based light mousse to die for. Main courses were another classic (meuniere) and an excellent pig cuello served with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rue de Gros Horologe and the Great Clock is a must when visiting Rouen. Actually, it is difficult to miss. The street links the Cathedral to the place where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. The street is a medieval marvel; busy with tourists and locals. It houses a variety of shops and cafés and of course... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Rouen for 3 whole weeks (yay!), I grew to appreciate the many stores along the Rue du Gros-Horloge. The Monoprix, for example, was someplace we visited half a dozen times during our stay. And there were other places that came in handy for all sorts of things we needed, and purchases to bring back for family members.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Meander through the streets of this city and you will come across this very old street and building. Close by is the oldest inn in France dating back to 1355!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Just walk it all the way. It's the most interesting street in town, hands down. Take a look at all the details in the facades.

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