Tour of Rouen

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Description

Description

Depart by foot for a guided tour of Rouen. The centre of the city and its famous cathedral are only 5 minutes walk from the pier. Despite the bombing of past wars, Rouen has preserved the heart of its historic district, criss-crossed by pedestrian streets and numerous medieval period buildings. The Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture, built between the 12th and 16th century; it was badly damaged in 1944 and restored with great difficulty, the last phase of work was carried out in 1986. To reach the Old Market Square where Joan of Arc was burned, you will take the rue du Gros-Horloge. The Gros-Horloge is one of the finest monuments of the city of Rouen. The building abutting a belfry consists of a Renaissance arch spanning the rue du Gros-Horloge surmounted by a 14th-century astronomical clock. Finally, you will visit the Museum of Fine Arts, which occupies a privileged location in the heart of the city, in a building built in 1877. Designed as a Palace of Fine Arts by Sauvageot, a pupil of Viollet-le-Duc, its renovation was completed in 1994. You will discover one of the largest Impressionist collections with paintings by Monet, Sisley, Modigliani and Dufy or the Duchamp brothers. Back on board in the late afternoon.

 

  •  Duration: 3:00
  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • The order of visits may be modified.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to pay on board).
  • The excursions of the first evening and the morning following the embarkation are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.