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Rouen tourism and travel guide

Photo of Rouen in Seine-Maritime

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.

Rouen is situated in the Seine-Maritime department and Normandy region.

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.

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 sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Rouen, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Rouen in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

La Bouille

La Bouille

at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

You will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Seine...

See La Bouille guide
Jumieges Abbey

Jumieges Abbey

Abbey at 18 km (direction west)

The extensive ruins of Jumieges Abbey are one of...

See Jumieges Abbey guide
Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the houses and scenery along the banks of...

See Caudebec-en-Caux guide
Lyons-la-Foret

Lyons-la-Foret

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east), in the Eure department

The half-timbered buildings in the village of Lyons-la-Foret make it one of...

See Lyons-la-Foret guide
 
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Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard

Castle at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Eure department

The evocative ruins of Chateau Gaillard, built in the 12th...

See Chateau Gaillard guide
Le Bec-Hellouin

Le Bec-Hellouin

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Eure department

The village of Le-Bec-Hellouin is one of the prettiest in Normandy, and...

See Le Bec-Hellouin guide
Chateau de Harcourt

Chateau de Harcourt

Castle at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Harcourt in Eure is a medieval castle now restored...

See Chateau de Harcourt guide
Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer

at 40 km (direction west), in the Eure department

The canals and rivers are the highlight in Pont Audemer, famous...

See Pont-Audemer guide
Evreux

Evreux

at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Eure department

In Evreux it is the two religious monuments - the...

See Evreux guide
Vernon

Vernon

at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Eure department

Vernon has an attractive historic centre and sits on the...

See Vernon guide
Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

Garden at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Eure department

The most famous, most visited, and perhaps most attractive gardens in...

See Giverny Gardens guide
Chateau de Beaumesnil

Chateau de Beaumesnil

Castle at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Beaumesnil is a baroque style castle surrounded by...

See Chateau de Beaumesnil guide
La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Val-d'Oise department

At La Roche-Guyon, a 'plus beau village de France', you can exlore...

See La Roche-Guyon guide
Veulettes-sur-Mer

Veulettes-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 59 km (direction north-west)

The pebble beach and promenade are the big attraction on...

See Veulettes-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Rouen

 
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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 near Rouen, France

What to do at Rouen? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Rouen.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

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

Towns of Art and history

  • Elbeuf (14km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

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

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Clères (21km)
 
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Geography and distances

Rouen is in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Seine-Maritime department (general information: Rouen is 112 kilometres from Paris).

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

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 kilometres from ): 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: Visiter Rouen

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