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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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Wow what a beautiful landsmark. I never saw something like that in my life. "Magnifique work by de Baguette eater"
Wow what a beautiful landsmark. I never saw something like that in my life. "Magnifique work by de Baguette eater" more »
Beautiful cathedral. Gothic architecture. No audio tour available which would have been helpful. We tried to do research on our phone to figure things out but that was difficult because of poor...
Beautiful cathedral. Gothic architecture. No audio tour available which would have been helpful. We tried to do research on our phone to figure things out but that was difficult because of poor... more »
We were in Rouen for the 1st night of the Cathedral light show, and it was fantastic. Very clever use of projectors and using the facade as a screen. The interactive part was a bit lame but otherwise brilliant. The inside of the building is very impressive with many stained glass windows and intricate carvings.
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.
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