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“Go for the architecture only.”

Place du Vieux-Marche
Ranked #7 of 78 things to do in Rouen
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Glasdon
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Go for the architecture only.”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Eglise St. Jeanne d'Arc is an interesting building, incorporating a replacement for the old market. Shame it attracts drunks to its precincts. I even had (non French) beggars approach me directly, which I find uncommon in France.

There are the remains of a church in the Place, but there's no information about it, which is a shame.

The restaurant row is a tourist trap, but that's usually OK in France if you're prepared to pay. However, my partner and I (and several other parties) had a terrible experience at one of them.

Go for the church architecture, but be on your guard and don't eat or drink there.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely square”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Lovely6 square, the location was about 15min walk from the train station, turn down Jean D'arc road at Rue Gros Horloge with the clock tower and all the shops on that street. There are many bakeries around the square and also a decent sized supermarket and a lovely restaurant Le Maupassant. The small market operating there is also very nice, flowers, fruits, cheeses, seafood and some cooked food.

Visited September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
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“very famous I know but”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

thought this was a very boring Place - nothing pretty about it really, just lots of cafe's outside the Place, with a very ugly modern church to St.Joan in the centre. All the shopping streets radiate off this Place, so you cant avoid going there but its not a great tourist place unless you are looking for meals or drinks

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very nice with lovely atmospehere”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The market place and surrounding streets are really interesting and full of character. The restaurants are a bit pricey though so look at all the menus carefully. JMs on the corner was the best one we found. There is a nice creperie nearby too.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, texas, USA
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“Tourist Central”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

This should be a showplace for the architecture of Rouen instead of bad overpriced restaurants and people looking to sell you a lot of junk. It is also a place you are almost certain to be hit up for money by people begging. The atmosphere is dominated by bad food, cheep goods and dirt.

Visited July 2013
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