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St. Ouen's Abbey

25 Place du General de Gaulle | Bp666, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 32 08 32 40
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A large 16th century church surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“spacious area” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (8 reviews)
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25 Place du General de Gaulle | Bp666, 76000, Rouen, France
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+33 2 32 08 32 40
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"spacious area"
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"worth a visit"
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"main cathedral"
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"pipe organ"
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"lovely building"
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"gothic church"
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"wrought iron"
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"on display"
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"notre dame"
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"recital"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A remarkable church. As you enter, you immediately notice how quiet and light it is inside. By contrast with the main cathedral on the central square, in Saint-Ouen there is not many people and, I'd say, it is rather empty. There are no scores of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soaring gothic ceiling, fine windows, handsome wrought iron, all in pristine condition. There were few visitors when we were there, so everyone tiptoed to maintain the quiet.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

this is a massive building and well worth wandering round. It was cool in the heat of the day. There are some interesting historical photographs

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

One afternoon in May, my wife and I visited St Ouen's Abbey while we were in Rouen. My wife had read that the Abbey’s organ is one of the finest musical instruments in the world. It is a magnificent structure. I was surprised that there...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

I went here as part of a northern-French 'organ crawl', and S. Ouen was indeed the highlight. To an organ buff, the very words 'Saint-Ouen' send shivers down one's spine. An instrument that can fill that cavernous space has to be special, and to do...More

Thank Aegisthus
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the abbey around 1:40 PM so we knew we would have to wait until the abbey opened at 2:00 PM. We walked around most of the abbey to take numerous photos of the impressive exterior. We became worried when 2:00 arrived and...More

Thank TravelerMike9999
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

It is hard to imagine The history of this amazing abbey. It is filled with light. There was an amazing sculpture display when we visited. Unfortunate that it is not used for concerts. The surrounding gardens are worth a visit.

Thank leslie4713
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I found that there was something about the abbey. It is a large and in many ways a relatively plain building but its setting with the gardens and the feeling of emptiness inside made it very different from many such buildings I have visited. If...More

Thank NB1957
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Abbey. We found out, that the Abbey is used for wedding's, as we went for a visit. There is a lovely garden with exhibition of art. A museum and spectacular hall ways. The building itself is a piece of art. You must see

Thank Heidi N
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This looks as though it will be worth a visit in the future, especially as it hosts exhibitions but today, unfortunately, it was closed. The grounds were being well-used by sun-worshippers and picnickers, however.

Thank CesmeTraveller
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