Normandy Sights

Gros-Horloge

  • Rue du Gros-Horloge Map It
  • Vieux-Marché
  • Clock

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Rue du Gros-Horloge, Rouen, 76000, France

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Phone:

/02–32–08–01–90

Sight Details:

  • €6
  • Apr.–June, Sept., and Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–1 and 2–7; July and Aug., daily 9–6; Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 2–6

Published 06/25/2015

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