Photos of Rouen
Religious architecture of Rouen - Notre Dame
The weight of religious history is very visible in the heart of the city of Rouen. You will discover old Gothic churches like Notre Dame Cathedral dating back to the 12th century, the abbey Saint Ouen which is located at the entrance of the historical center, the church Saint Maclou quid ate of the 15th century.
Choir of the Cathedral of Rouen
I invite you to raise your head when you are in the choir of the cathedral of Rouen. It is composed of two parts with notably the arrow that is seen very far from Rouen. It is almost 82 meters high. The church is of Gothic style and was built from the 12th century. It replaced an old Romanesque church that was built in the early 11th century.
Vault of the cathedral of Rouen
The gothic vault of Notre Dame de Rouen church is splendid. Fine with a light stone it gives aerial sensation. At the bottom, the nave is composed of 11 spans. The nave is built on 4 levels, which corresponds to the primitive Gothic style. You will notice that there are no stands. The vaulting keys are adorned with foliage.
Street of the Gros Horloge in Rouen
Located on the right bank of Rouen, the rue du Gros Horloge takes you from Place Jeanne d'Arc to Notre Dame de Rouen Cathedral. This street is the heart of the historic district of Rouen: it is bordered by many shops, but also historical monuments such as the Gros Horloge and beautiful half-timbered houses all classified as a historical monument. Under the Gros Horloge you will have a beautiful view of the cathedral. (© Photos by E. Buchot)
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