When it comes to Rouen tours, we are proud to say that no one does it quite like we do. Our Rouen tour takes you to the capital of Upper Normandy, a city as steeped in French history (especially of the Middle Ages), as it is busy being a bustling modern deep-water port. Rouen is the ultimate survivor: of repeated Viking raids unleashed up-river on the Seine, of the One Hundred Years War with England, and, more recently, of the German Occupation.
Our Rouen tour focuses on the charming Old Town area, with its whole streets of medieval half-timbered buildings, dating from the 14th through the 17th centuries, which border on one of the most famous cathedrals in the world, and the equally renowned Great Clock (Gros Horloge). Here we will show you the remains of the chapel where Joan of Arc was tried and the square where she was executed. We will also visit the cathedral and view the portal that so mesmerized Claude Monet that he felt compelled to paint it nearly thirty times.
Walking through Rouen’s quaint cobbled streets, you will see that this is also a place of great French names in literature, music and art. History and culture ooze from the buildings, and you can almost picture Emma Bovary emerging from one of them.
We usually suggest combining this Rouen tour with one of Giverny or Honfleur, or Le Havre, or some of the charming villages of Normandy, to complete a full day of touring.
For more information about our Rouen tours, please contact us at our US number (631) 600-1120.