Dive into a world of Gothic architecture, delicious local cuisine, and many other adventures

Start your tour of Rouen from our city-center-based hotel. Many local landmarks are within minutes from our doors, a perfect way to begin exploring this beautifully-ancient city. Don't miss the Cathedrale Notre-Dame or the oldest astronomical clock in France, the Great Clock. After seeing as much of Rouen as possible, take advantage of the hotel's convenient access to the bus or train and venture a little deeper into Normandy for the day.

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame

0.44 mi / 0.7 km from the hotel
Located in the heart of the historic city, the Notre-Dame Cathedral sits as the epitome of Gothic art. Construction of this historical masterpiece started in the 12th century on the foundations of a 4th-century basilica and an 11th-century Romanesque building. Its 19th-century cast iron spire rises to a height of 151 meters, making it the highest in France. History-lovers should visit the cathedral's choir, which contains the tombs of the Dukes of Normandy dating back to the first Duke at approximately 911, and the heart of King Richard I of England (Richard of Lionheart).

Great Clock

0.38 mi / 0.61 km from the hotel
This famous astronomical clock is among the oldest in France. Fully restored in 2006, it comprises a Gothic belfry, a Renaissance archway and clock face, and an 18th-century fountain. The belfry houses the city bells and the clock mechanisms, which were in operation from the 14th century to 1928. In the pavilion, you can access the dials room and the old apartment of the 'clock governor.'

Musee Des Beaux-Arts

0.13 mi / 0.2 km from the hotel
The Museum of Fine Arts boasts one of the most prestigious art collections in France. Paintings, sculptures, and drawings range from the 15th century to the present, displayed in chronological order and showcasing Perugino, Veronese, Rubens, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Ribera, and Poussin (in addition to others). In 1909, the Depeaux donation made the Fine Arts Museum the second-largest Impressionist collection in France, with paintings by great masters such as Monet, Sisley, Caillebotte, Pissarro, Degas, and Renoir.