Rouen | Urban Style de l’Europe *** | Rouen

Old market square

Joan of Arc was burned at the stake here on 30th May 1431 at the point marked today by a large cross.


The contemporary church was built according to the plans of the architect, Louis Arretche, in 1979.

Built on the very location of the martyrdom, this modern church has two purposes: it is both a church to honor Saint Joan of Arc and a civil memorial to commemorate the heroine.


Opening time (church): 10 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.

(Closed: Friday and Sunday mornings and on 25/12, 01/01)

Notre-Dame Cathedral

The cathedral has been the epitome of the development of Gothic art, since the 12th century on the fundations of a 4th-century basilica and an 11th-century Romanesque edifice. Its 19th century cast iron spire rises to a height of 151 metres (the highest in France).

01/04 – 31/10
Monday: from 2 pm to 7 pm, from Tuesday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday 8 am to 6 pm
01/11 – 31/03
Monday: from 2 pm to 6 pm, from Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm, Week-end from 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday and bank holidays
From 8 am to 6 pm, visits starting at 2 pm (religious services on the morning)

Gros Horloge

This architectural ensemble comprises a Gothic belfry, a Renaissance archway and clock face, and an 18th-century fountain.

Inside, the contemporary set up of the new visit enables you to discover the 14th-century mechanism, the first bells of the city and an amazing panorama across the city.

Opening times:
01/04 – 30/09
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 1 pm – 2 pm to 7 pm
01/10 – 31/03
From Tuesday to Sunday: 2 pm to 6 pm
Closed on Mondays, 25/12 and 01/01

Historial Joan of Arc

The Joan of Arc History Museum is the largest site in France devoted to the memory of this internationally ​renowned historical figure.

The museum presents the history of Joan of Arc over an area of 1,000 m² with a striking, modern exhibition design that makes use of multimedia devices.

Opening times:
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 12.15 pm and from 12.45pm to 7pm (last entry at 5.15pm)
Closed on Mondays, 01/01, 01/05 and 25/12

The Fine Arts Museum

This museum, opened in 1809, is one of the most famous in France thanks to the richness of its collections. These collections cover all periods (from the 16th to the 20th century) through paintings, drawings, sculptures and decorative objects.

Works by Caravaggio, Velazquez, Poussin, Rubens, and a lot of other artists are exhibited there.

It is also home to the most important collection of Impressionist works outside Paris, featuring Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley.

Opening times:
Everyday from 10 am to 6 pm
Closed on Tuesday, 01/01, 01/05, 1er/11, 11/11 and 25/12.

Panorama XXL

The XXL Panorama is a unique and spectacular cultural place which exhibits the largest 360° panoramic works in the world. From 1st of June starts a new exhibition, unique in France:

Titanic, the promises of modernity

Come and explore the wreck of this tragically famous ocean liner that lies 3,800 m under the sea, a witness to the time when man thought he could control nature. This place, full of mistery, will plunge you into the endless silence of the heart of the wreck, where everyday items and luxurious furniture from this legendary ocean liner are mixed together.

Opening times:
02/05 – 31/08
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm
01/09 – 30/04
From Tuesday to Sunday: 2 pm to 6 pm
Closed on Mondays, 01/01, 01/05 and 25/12

Yesterday and today

We hear about the Hôtel de l’Europe from the middle of the 18th century making it one of the oldest in the city. Located at the corner of rue verte and rue Pouchet, it was practically opposite the railway station. Visionary or greedy, the last owner, seeing that the establishment was becoming less and less suitable, decided to separate from it and relocate it in the city center in an area entirely destroyed by the bombings of 1942. He would choose rue saint André (today aux Ours) street perpendicular to the rue Jeanne d’Arc, in the extension of the Saint André tower of the city to differentiate it with the Saint André church outside the city (Place Cauchoise).

Hotel Le Cardinal – Our partner Hotel

Welcome to the Cardinal Hotel in Rouen.

In the heart of the historic district of Rouen, facing the Notre-Dame cathedral, the Cardinal hotel is an ideal starting point to discover the many architectural treasures of the city. As soon as you cross the threshold, the pedestrian center is yours, with its typical narrow streets and half-timbered facades. Le Cardinal is the only hotel in Rouen to offer an unobstructed view of the cathedral from all its rooms.


Soft and natural tones as well as sober and quality materials have been chosen to create a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere conducive to relaxation. The incredible and breathtaking view allows you to meditate on the history of the cultural and historical heart of Rouen.

1 Place de la Cathédrale, 76000 Rouen  –