Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rouen

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#1 of 76 in Historic Sites in Seine-Maritime
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Experience the gothic inspiration that Impressionist painter Claude Monet felt at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, where he filled 28 canvasses with the image of this cathedral. Gargoyles that dominate the rooftop stare down as you approach the façade, but even higher up is the soaring 151-m (495-ft) lantern tower atop the transept. Prepare for sweeping panoramic views of the Norman old town and Seine Valley from the lookouts.

The abbey also has several burials, including the tomb that contained Richard the Lionheart's heart. The cathedral's strong musical tradition means you may hear a talented organist playing the massive Jacquot-Lavergne organ. The preserved archiepiscopal palace and its conserved auxiliary buildings dating to the 12th century are rare gems in France. To visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen on your holiday in Rouen, and find out what else Rouen has to offer, use our Rouen.
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  • Beautiful piece of architecture with shopping shops around. I like to hang out in this area. A must visit destination. 
    Beautiful piece of architecture with shopping shops around. I like to hang out in this area. A must visit destination.  more »
  • Busy evening on Maunday Thursday and getting ready for service. Dark and atmospheric with far too many candle stands and collection boxes as the small, cheaper candles were further away. Happy to... 
    Busy evening on Maunday Thursday and getting ready for service. Dark and atmospheric with far too many candle stands and collection boxes as the small, cheaper candles were further away. Happy to...  more »
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  • Beautiful on the outside and inside. From the outside you can't tell how big it is until you enter. The incredible amount of detail inside is amazing. Free entrance.
  • A stunning cathedral. Beautiful inside and out. The light shows on the frontage at night can be quite spectacular

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