1. Rouen: Walking Tour of the Historic Center
Experience Rouen, the historic capital city of Normandy, through the eyes of a local guide on a walking tour. Stroll through the cobblestoned center, exploring iconic monuments such as the Gros-Horloge, Rouen Cathedral, and Saint-Maclou Church, and get a deeper insight into the city’s history. Meet your guide at Place de la Pucelle to embark on our journey through the ages. Head to the Place du Vieux Marché and discover the last moments of Joan of Arc's life. Admire a charming mix of old and new in this storied square pulsating with history. Continue to the pride and jewel of this medieval city, the 14th-century astronomical clock of Le Gros-Horloge. Learn all about this Renaissance building set amidst half-timbered houses. Next, stop in front of the magnificent Courthouse of Rouen. A short distance away is the Rouen Cathedral and its 3 three towers, each in a different style of architecture. Marvel at the spire circles up into the air to a staggering height of over 150m. Get a glimpse of 2 parts of history – the Middle Ages and 19th-century Impressionism. Finally, end the tour in the heart of the Martainville district to immerse yourself in the living conditions of the Middle Ages. On the way, discover the legend of the abbey of Saint-Ouen, and the Saint-Maclou Church, one of the best examples of the Flamboyant style of Gothic architecture in France.