A View of the Rouen city near Originals Hotels

Your Travel guide to Rouen

Rouen is a moderately sized city found within the Normandy region of France. Famous as being an important seat of power in ancient times, Rouen or the“city of a hundred spires” is still quite a popular travel destination due to its proximity to the United Kingdom. Let's take a look at what our hoteliers recommend visiting.

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Rouen: Be inspired

What to do, to see, to hear...

Transports in Rouen

Several motorways connect Rouen to nearby regions in France. Depending upon where you are arriving from, our hoteliers recommend using either the N28, the N138 or the N338. However, keep in mind that high-speed TGV rail services likewise serve this city. They can be accessed through the Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite. Daily trains depart to other locations such as Caen and Paris. Rouen Airport can likewise be used, as it is found only ten kilometres away from the city centre. Both national and international flights are available.

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When to go to Rouen ?

As Rouen is located within the Normandy region of France, winters here tend to be rather cold and windy. This is why our hoteliers recommend visiting during the late spring or the early autumn. While the summer months are quite pleasant, travellers should expect to pay slightly more for accommodations (this is the height of the tourist season).

What to do in Rouen ?

Thanks to the colourful nature of this city, there are a host of attractions to enjoy and things to do. Our hoteliers have put together a list of some of the most interesting.


Attend a religious mass at Rouen Cathedral. Originally built in the 12th century, this structure actually sits atop an old Roman crypt.


Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Many fine works of art are housed here and these include paintings by Claude Monet.


Take a tour of the Tour Jeanne-d'Arc. This is the only remaining portion of the castle where Joan of Arc was said to be imprisoned.

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The best restaurants in Rouen

Rouen is just as famous for its culinary dishes. What are some of the best restaurants?


Restaurant Gill

Restaurant Gill is seated upon the banks of the River Seine and it offers picturesque views as well as an eclectic menu.


L’Odas restaurant

L’Odas restaurant is tucked within a 16th-century mansion and it is a Michelin-rated establishment. Tasty dishes include foie gras with whelks and pigeon with puréed peas.