Rouen Cathedral

Rouen
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

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 damaged by lightning strikes, fire, storms and wars across the centuries!

Outside, the 19th century cast-iron spire is the tallest in France, whilst inside you'll find spectacular stained-glass painted from the early 13th century onwards and a tomb containing the heart of Richard the Lionheart. The cathedral served as inspiration for Monet who painted the cathedral multiple times.

Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.