Rouen tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rouen: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The cathedral and cobbled streets in the old town are just two of the many highlights in the lovely town of Rouen.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Rouen. For detailed visitor information see the Rouen travel guide

Rouen is situated in the Seine-Maritime, Normandy region, in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Seine-Maritime department. (General information: Rouen is 112 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Rouen include "town of art and history" and "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Jumieges Abbey at 18 km and Caudebec-en-Caux at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Rouen reviews and comments:

We found this play area in the center of Rouen, very restful after a day walking with the children.

It was a very welcome chance to enjoy a snack while the children enjoyed themselves, with lots of children games and a trampoline, at 12 rue de l'Ecureuil and called KIDS WORLD.

Rouen, France Rating: 5/5 Reviewed by Walsh the

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Rouen, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Rouen in Normandy. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Seine-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Rouen

Markets in and near Rouen

Market days in Rouen: weekly market: Tuesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday;

  • Rouen: market Tuesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (0km)
  • Le Petit-Quevilly: market Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Le Grand-Quevilly: market Tuesday & Friday (1km)
  • Sotteville-les-Rouen: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (2km)
  • Canteleu: market Saturday (5km)
  • Bonsecours: market Friday (5km)
  • Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Mont-Saint-Aignan: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Bihorel: market Wednesday & Saturday & Friday (7km)
  • Darnetal: market Sunday (7km)

More information about Rouen, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Rouen, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Rouen and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Georges de Boscherville (Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville) (8km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Jumièges (Jumieges) (18km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Abbaye Saint-Georges (8km) [Map]
  • Parc du manoir de Villers (10km) [Map]
  • Jardin Plume (18km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vandrimare (21km) [Map]
  • Clos du Coudray (27km) [Map]
  • Jardin de Bellevue (31km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château du Champ de Bataille (31km) [Map]
  • Jardins de Bosmelet (32km) [Map]
  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (33km) [Map]
  • Parc de Galleville (40km) [Map]
  • Les jardins du château de Saint-Just (43km) [Map]
  • Jardin d'art et d'essais (46km) [Map]
  • Les jardins du château de Miserey (46km) [Map]
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (50km) [Map]
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (51km) [Map]
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (56km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

  • Elbeuf (14km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montville (15km) [Map]
  • Autretot (36km) [Map]
  • Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon (37km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Clères (21km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rouen

Canton: Rouen

Arrondissement: Rouen

Department: Seine-Maritime

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 76000

Distance to Rouen

from Rouen (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 112 km

from Calais: 180 km

from Nice: 792 km

from Bordeaux: 524 km

from Strasbourg: 496 km

Getting here

Rouen is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car, with Le Havre and Dieppe on the coast here being very convenient. For driving distances to Rouen from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Rouen): Amfreville-la-Mi-Voie, Belbeuf, Bihorel, Bonsecours, Canteleu, Le Grand-Quevilly, Le Mesnil-Esnard, Le Petit-Quevilly, Mont-Saint-Aignan, Montigny, Petit-Couronne, Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Sotteville-les-Rouen and Val-de-la-Haye.

This page in French: Visitez Rouen