Rouen is a wonderful place to visit in France. It lies within the region of Upper Normandy and just a few hours away from Paris. Due to its northern location, the climate of Rouen is slightly colder than other French cities. Summers in Rouen are warm while winters are cool. Choose from a wide selection of discount hotels online. Book a hotel now to earn discount codes.
During the Middle Ages, the Vikings conquered Rouen and some of them decided to permanently settle in the area including Rollo who built a colony and was named Count of Rouen in 911. The city became the capital of Duchy of Normandy and home to the Dukes of Normandy during the 10th century.
Events, Landmarks, Activities:
The spirit of Christmas comes alive in Rouen as it features an annual Christmas Market held from November to December. The market is located around the cathedral and has about anything including fresh pancakes, cheese, flowers and handcrafted items. Trace the life story of Joan of Arc by visiting the Tour Jeanne d'Arc and Saint Joan of Arc Church. Make sure to add in your top sightseeing list the marvelous Notre Dame Cathedral, Church of Saint Maclou and the Jardin des Plants de Rouen.
The best way to get around Rouen is by walking since most attractions are located near each other. Riding a bicycle is very popular in Rouen because of its accessibility. For a fun traveling experience, ride the horse-drawn carriage found in the city center during summer.