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Rue du Gros-Horloge

Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
+33 2 62 86 46 21
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“clock tower” (27 reviews)
“gros horloge” (30 reviews)
Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
+33 2 62 86 46 21
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Dating to the period of William the Conqueror, this town clock is a beautiful gold face with only one hand. Ancient clock masters did not know how to have two mechanisms at the same time for the hour and minutes and the people did not...More

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is another street near the river. Don't miss the opportunity to check out people-watching, shopping, and photo ops.

Thank Norm G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This street with the many restored historic houses has great character and everything to cater to the many visitors taste, cafés, ice cream parlours, pastry shops, you name it, it's there.

Thank Willy B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Beautiful medieval, partially restored and functioning one-handed clock, massive in size, placed in a wall above the archway which saw Joan of Arc pass beneath it. Lovely colors in the huge clock, and gold everywhere. Roman numerals tell the hour with the hour hand, but...More

Thank NewWorld2C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very interesting and carefully laid out to make the climb to the top not seem so daunting. Once there the views are excellent.

Thank anonofbiggs
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Worth going down the busy shopping street to have a look. Look underneath the arch for a high relief sculpture.

Thank Snowdonia_Holidays
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We went to visit the large clock, just before we travelled home, and it was well worth the visit, and only 7 euros per person, including the audio .

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, very quaint with a lovely atmosphere. Plenty of eateries and drinking places. Expensive in this area though. Nice time of year to visit, weather is beautiful.

Thank maxisleepi
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant amble to the cathedral lined by historic buildings housing a wide variety of shops and cafes.

Thank MrandMrsDuds
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I know this place thanks to an Instagramer. Most of his photos are only about this place which makes me really curious. Actually, we could go to the top of this, but it costs more than 5euro (as I remember). Great place to take photos.

Thank tanhi810
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