Gros Horloge

Rouen
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The Great Clock houses the old bells of the city and one of the oldest clock mechanisms in Europe, which was in use here from the 14th century to 1928 and never stopped once! Spanning the street named after it on a beautifully decorated Renaissance arch, this astronomical clock has only ever had an hour hand. Visit the dial rooms and the apartment of the 'clock governor' inside this magnificent building that has a Gothic belfry, a Renaissance clock face and an 18th century fountain.

Nearby attractions

Joan of Arc was executed in Rouen and there are many monuments in Rouen that remember her. This church was built in her name in 1979 in the Place du Vieux Marché on the spot where her execution at the stake took place.

The cathedral in Rouen is a Gothic masterpiece with a long history. Built on a 4th century basilica in the 12th century, the cathedral has seen many changes in the world around it and has constantly evolved itself - its been...

Opened in 2015, the Historial Jeanne d'Arc is a modern, interactive, multimedia museum where you can discover the life of Joan of Arc in the rooms where her trial was held.

Containing some of the most prestigious art collections in France, Rouen's Musée des Beaux-Arts is a fantastic place to spend a few hours admiring the work of the masters.

Places to visit nearby

Rouen in Normandy is the region's former capital and has a distinguished history involving such figures as Richard the Lionheart, William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc - a richness of heritage that is also expressed in its...

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