We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Rue du Gros-Horloge

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 62 86 46 21
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour Rouen Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip from Rouen
More Info
and up
Small Group Day Trip to Rouen from Paris
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip from Bayeux

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,297 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 147
  • 130
    Very good
  • 28
  • 2
  • 2
Difficult not to walk along this street.

The main thoroughfare of the old town and many of the shops, bars and restaurants worth visiting are on this street or one of those that feeds into it. Atmospheric with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Javea, Spain
Add Photo Write a Review

1,297 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 309: English reviews
Javea, Spain
Level Contributor
306 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The main thoroughfare of the old town and many of the shops, bars and restaurants worth visiting are on this street or one of those that feeds into it. Atmospheric with interesting architecture well worth taking time to enjoy rather than just rushing along. We were in Rouen on a Sunday and it was closed so we spent a lot... More 

Thank felipehavana
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
217 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have little time then this charming cobbled street lined with half-timbered shops selling everything from hand-made chocolates to antiques will have something for everyone. It is also the best route between the old and new Cathedrals. Bohemian and gothic.

1 Thank Jane C
Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
312 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We walked this street at a half dozen different times of the day. It is different each time because there are different people using Rue du Gros-Horloge. The sequence seems to be street cleaners in the early morning, then delivery trucks, then dog walkers, worker bees, shopkeepers, then ne'er do wells picking choice curb space before the tourists arrive. The... More 

1 Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Seems to be the main shopping street. The whole street breathes an old atmosphere, especially when the clocks ring at the kathedral.

Thank Remco M
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
233 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

In this street, you will walk along tons of shops, bakeries, restaurants...Some are within old style buildings are some just made some arrangement to get a modern touch. You can find any thing you want in here. This street goes from La place du vieux marche til the Cathedrale.

1 Thank Guilljea
Level Contributor
89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a surprisingly interesting tour, the audio guide comes in several languages and is very helpful. View from top of the tower to the cathedral is great, even in the autumn mist!

Thank Irayna O
Level Contributor
45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Lovely medieval street off the Place de la Cathedral full of boutiques and cafes. Browse the boutiques, stop for drinks and if feeling energetic climb the small tower to get a closer look at the Gros Horlage which dominates the street. Of course you could just stay and have another drink at the bar below... basically this small street is... More 

1 Thank EssexSwimfan
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
67 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Rue du Gros-Horloge is a beautiful street and not only can you find anything related to shopping and eating, but also you will be able to enjoy the amazing atmosphere of Rouen through the big golden clock

Thank FloLyTeam
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
270 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

It is difficult to miss the clock as it is set in an archway as you wander down this street. It is quite lovely as is the street. Just remember to look up if you are carrying an umbrella.

Thank Carol S
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We went to see the beautiful clock and found ourselves in the middle of a high street. All the popular stores are in this area. A unique candy store can be found but even it has nothing you can't find somewhere else.

Thank ThistleIvy

Travelers who viewed Rue du Gros-Horloge also viewed

Rouen, Seine-Maritime

Been to Rue du Gros-Horloge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rue du Gros-Horloge and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Rue du Gros-Horloge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?