The Musée des Beaux-Arts and Rouen Cathedral are just some of the sites recommended by our team that you should visit during your stay. Discover the top 5 spots the Norman capital, not to be missed under any circumstances during your visit. Combining arts, history and modernity, these museums and monuments will leave you moved.
A well-known figure in the history of Rouen and that of France, Joan of Arc’s memory is retold in the historical center of Rouen. Come and discover her history situated within the Archdiocese, wher she was judged.
The History Museum presents the epic story of Joan of Arc and reveals her legend by using the latest in multimedia technologies.
In the heart of the historic town, the Cathedral of Rouen encapsulates the evolution of Gothic art, since the beginning of its construction in the 12th century on the foundations of a 4th century Basilica and a Roman vestige.
Its cast iron spire rises 151 meters tall and is the highest of France! The Cathedral of Rouen is the only cathedral in France to still have an adjoining Archbishop Palace still in use by the Archbishop.
This architectural marvel consists of a Gothic belfry, a Renaissance arcade and a dial, and a 18th century fountain. The belfry houses the bells of the city and one of the oldest clock mechanisms in Europe, which was in operation from the 14th century up to 1928.
Discover its history whilst ascending the buildings numerous floors and admire the rooftop view once you reach the top. The perfect place to get a breathtaking birds eye view of rue du Gros-Horloge!
The Museum of Fine Arts brings together one of the most prestigious art collections of France. Paintings, sculptures, drawings and objects from various other art forms, spanning from the 15th century to the present day. From Perugino, Veronese, Rubens, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Ribera to Poussin.
Do not miss the Museum’s 19th century collection of artistic movements represented, its numerous works of by major artists-painters present: Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix…
Its permanent collections are free to visit throughout the year.
But of course, it is that the top 5, there is many things to discover in Rouen and in the metropolis.