Originated as a Celtic trading post it was transformed into a garrison by the Roman legions. Later Vikings found a colony here and in 911 it became the capital of the Norman Duchy.


Description of Rouen

Rouen is a town located in the department of Seine-Maritime in Normandy , in the north-west of France .

Rouen remained for a long time the second city of France , after Paris , which explains the richness of its artistic heritage. Today, the city deserves the trip for its monuments, the Gothic art being particularly represented, but also for the charm of its alleys bordered by many houses with wooden pan.

Originally, the city was located on the right bank of the Seine. Today, it includes the left bank (Saint-Sever neighborhood in particular, south of the river) and Lacroix Island.

Pierre Corneille and Gustave Flaubert were born there. Victor Hugo nicknamed it "the city with a hundred steeples".


Travel Destinations in Rouen

Cathedrale Notre- Dame (Rouen)

The cathedral Notre Dame of Rouen became world famous thanks to Claude Monet Cathedral series.


Musee des Beaux Arts (Rouen)

Square Verdrel

Tel. 02- 35 71 28 40

Open: Wednesday- Monday

Closed: public holidays

Eglise Saint Ouen (Rouen)


Eglise Saint Maclou (Rouen)



Get in

By bus
Rouen is served by OuiBus, FlixBus and Isilines.

Bus Station 33 Champlain Avenue - Station for several bus networks.

By train
Many trains serve Rouen from Paris-Saint-Lazare. Count 1 hour 15 minutes. The current station is 2 Rouen Rive Droite.

By car
From Paris , take an hour and a half ( 135 km ) via the A13 motorway (with toll); another possible path may be to use the N14 road.
From Dieppe , take about one hour ( 66 km ) passing the N27
From the exit of the Eurotunnel, Rouen is about two hours drive ( 208 km ) using the E402 road.
Rouen is also 90 km ( 1 h 10) of Havre , 128 km ( 1 h 25 ) of Caen , 156 km ( 1 h 45 ) of Bayeux and 249 km ( 2 h 45 ) of Cherbourg.

By plane
Rouen-Seine Valley Airport (IATA : URO) ☎ + 33 2 35 79 41 00, e-mail: Boos (9 km east) - is serviced and serves a very limited number of destinations and not the most central destinations. It is therefore impractical.