Normandy Sights



Gros-Horloge Review

The name of the pedestrian Rue du Gros-Horloge, Rouen's most popular street, comes from the Gros-Horloge itself, a giant Renaissance clock. In 1527 the Rouennais had a splendid arch built especially for it, and today its golden face looks out over the street. You can see the clock's inner workings from the 15th-century belfry. Though the street is crammed with stores, a few old houses dating from the 16th century remain. Wander through the surrounding Vieux Rouen (Old Rouen), a warren of tiny streets lined with more than 700 half-timber houses, many artfully transformed into fashionable shops.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rue du Gros-Horloge, Vieux-Marché, Rouen, 76000
  • Phone: /02–32–08–01–90
  • Cost: €6
  • Hours: Jul.–Aug., 9–6; Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–1 and 2–7; Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 2–6
  • Location: Rouen
Updated: 04-07-2014

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