Only about one hour by train from Paris, you will be enchanted by Rouen’s vitality and charm. Located in Normandy, on a wide meander of the Seine River, Rouen’s history dates back to the Vikings. In 911 Viking King Wrolf made Rouen his capital and it is where William the Conqueror died, where Richard the Lionheart and his brother John were crowned kings of England and where Joan of Arc was burned to the stake. For artistic anecdotes, Claude Monet painted in a series of studies Rouen’s cathedral and it is in this city that Flaubert’s fictional Madame Bovary lived. Rouen is a good starting point for a tour of the Normandy region to include Mont St. Michel, Honfleur and D-Day Landing sites.
Not to be Missed: Gothic Cathedral Notre Dame whose façade was made famous by the impressionist painter Monet; Church St. Maclou; well-preserved historic center with quaint medieval streets lined with half-timbered houses some dating from the Renaissance period; Palais de Justice (former law courts); Place du vieux Marché–site of Joan of Arc’s execution in 1431 and the Gros Horloge astronomic clock dating from the 14th century. Notable museums also worth a visit include Musée des Beaux Arts (fine arts museum); Musee de la Céramique (Ceramic museum) and Musée le Secq des Tournelles (Wrought Iron Museum).
- 2 nights in 3 or 4 star city center hotel
- Daily breakfasts
- One dinner
- A guided visit of the historic center
- Round trip TGV train tickets
- Optional: A tour to Honfleur, Caen or the D-Day Landing sites
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