Rouen: Interesting places to visit

Rouen is famous by being the town where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Besides this event, there also are several other historical facts and appealing spots by which tourists are constantly attracted to this town.

The town combines a great mixture of historical value, artistic attractive and architectural appealing in a way hard to find repeated at other spots of the region.

The town of Rouen, located at about 130 kilometers from Paris, is the capital of the French department Seine Maritime and one of the most visited areas of the region of Normandy. Besides this, this town has the main river harbor of all France and one of the main sea harbors of the country as well.

Panomaric view of Rouen in Normandy, France. River deviding the city.

The Musée Jeanne d’Arc in Rouen

The Musée Jeanne d’Arc is one of the most interesting places tourists could meet while being in Rouen. In this museum, visitors can learn an important amount of information about Joan of Arc and her life. There is detailed data which would describe her life from her birth to her death, accompanied with several objects.

A Jeanne d'Arc statue in Rouen in Normandy, France.
Jeanne d’Arc statue

The Musée de la Céramique

Other place tourists should make sure of visiting while being in Rouen is the Musée de la Céramique. This museum shows different ceramic art work pieces and ceramic objects from several local artists, some of them world wide known as Masseot Abasquesne.

The Musée des Beaux Arts

Those tourists who enjoy arts, should also make sure not to miss the Musée des Beaux Arts. The Musée des Beaux Arts of Rouen, or the Fine Arts Museum of Rouen, exhibits art works from artists such as Caravaggio, Rubens, Corot and Poussin as well as several impressionist art works and art pieces. This museum has a special area specifically dedicated to Géricault and his art works.

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Rouen

Monet’s famous Cathédrale Notre Dame de Rouen can also be met while being in this town. This Cathedralé is famous not only by the way in which Monet painted it but also due to its architectural characteristics. This cathedral shows several unique characteristics and ornaments, such as, for example the way in which its main entrance is bordered by beautiful sculptures.

An outside view of the majestic Cathedrale de Notre-Dame in Rouen, France.
Cathedrale de Notre-Dame

Map of Rouen in France

Interesting places to visit in Normandy