Weekend Getaway in Rouen
Arrive in Rouen and check into your hotel in the city center, ideally near the Quartier Vieux-Marché or the Quartier Saint-Maclou. These areas offer a central location and easy access to the main attractions.
Start your day by visiting the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, a magnificent Gothic cathedral immortalized by Claude Monet’s paintings. Admire its stunning facade and intricate details.
Explore the charming streets of the Quartier Vieux-Marché, the old town of Rouen. Visit the Gros-Horloge, a medieval clock tower, and discover the local shops and cafes.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring regional specialties such as duck confit or tarte Tatin.
Take a walk along the Seine River, enjoying the peaceful ambiance and the views of the city.
Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier Saint-Maclou, trying local dishes or international flavors.
Take a day trip to the nearby town of Giverny, located about one hour away by car. Visit the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and explore the beautiful gardens that inspired Monet’s famous Water Lilies series.
Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the natural beauty of Giverny.
Return to Rouen and visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, housed in a former archbishop’s palace. Admire its collection of art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.
Explore the Jardin des Plantes, a lovely botanical garden offering green spaces, walking paths, and a peaceful atmosphere.
Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier Vieux-Marché, enjoying the charming ambiance and the flavors of French cuisine.
Take a leisurely walk through the illuminated streets of Rouen, enjoying the ambiance and the city’s architectural beauty.
Visit the Historial Jeanne d’Arc, a museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Joan of Arc. Learn about her role in the history of Rouen and France.
Take a scenic drive to the nearby town of Honfleur, known for its picturesque harbor and charming streets. Explore the town, visit art galleries, and enjoy fresh seafood for lunch.
Return to Rouen and visit the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, housed in a former church. Admire its collection of ironwork, including decorative objects and architectural elements.
Explore the local markets, such as the Marché Saint-Maclou, and browse through the stalls filled with fresh produce, local products, and artisanal crafts.
Depart from Rouen, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this historic city.
Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Rouen!